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Historical Events In August - 24

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1669  Alessandro Marcello, composer on August - 24.  

1680  On this day in history death of Colonel (Thomas) Blood, Irish adventurer who stole Crown Jewels from Tower of London in 1671.  

1680  Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried on this day in history.  

1682  On August - 24 duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn  

1683  On August - 24 meinrad Spiess, composer  

1690  On this day in history calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company.  

1690  On this day in history job Charnock establishes an English trading post in West Bengal, considered the official founding of India's largest city, Calcutta.  

1690  Job Charnock founds Calcutta India on this day in history.  

1694  Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25] on August - 24.  

1704  Sea battle at Malaga on August - 24.  

1712  Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer on August - 24.  

1712  On this day in history thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54  

1724  The birth of George Stubbs, British painter on August - 24.  

1724  Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1725  On August - 24 johann Balthasar Kehl, composer  

1733  David Traugott Nicolai, composer on this day in history.  

1751  On August - 24 thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch  

1759  On August - 24 william Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade  

1759  Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 on August - 24.  

1770  Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on this day in history.  

1772  On August - 24 willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40)  

1787  On this day in history wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526  

1787  James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea) on this day in history.  

1789  On August - 24 the birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer  

1801  On this day in history jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68  

1808  On this day in history benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1814  On August - 24 british sack Washington, DC, White House burned  

1814  Washington, D.C. is burned by the British on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history british forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks  

1816  On August - 24 the Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.  

1816  On August - 24 daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables  

1817  On August - 24 aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]  

1820  On August - 24 constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century.  

1820  Jacopo Tomadini, composer on August - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on this day in history.  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on this day in history.  

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on this day in history.  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  

1531  On this day in history birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On this day in history death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on this day in history.  

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  On August - 24 death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on August - 24.  

1572  On August - 24 death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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