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.