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Historical Events In August - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

1669  Alessandro Marcello, composer on this day in history.  

1680  Death of Colonel (Thomas) Blood, Irish adventurer who stole Crown Jewels from Tower of London in 1671 on August - 24.  

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

1682  On this day in history duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn  

1683  On this day in history meinrad Spiess, composer  

1690  Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company on this day in history.  

1690  On August - 24 job Charnock establishes an English trading post in West Bengal, considered the official founding of India's largest city, Calcutta.  

1690  On this day in history job Charnock founds Calcutta India  

1694  On this day in history theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]  

1704  On August - 24 sea battle at Malaga  

1712  On August - 24 cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer  

1712  On August - 24 thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54  

1724  The birth of George Stubbs, British painter on this day in history.  

1724  Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75 on August - 24.  

1725  On this day in history johann Balthasar Kehl, composer  

1733  On August - 24 david Traugott Nicolai, composer  

1751  Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch on August - 24.  

1759  William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade on this day in history.  

1759  On August - 24 ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44  

1770  On August - 24 thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies  

1772  Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40) on this day in history.  

1787  Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526 on August - 24.  

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

1789  The birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer on August - 24.  

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

1808  Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

1814  British sack Washington, DC, White House burned on August - 24.  

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

1814  British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks on August - 24.  

1816  On this day in history the Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.  

1816  Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables on August - 24.  

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

1820  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

1531  On August - 24 birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  


Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on August - 24.  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.  

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

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

1371  On August - 24 death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  On this day in history death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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