Historical Events In August - 24
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1669 On this day in history alessandro Marcello, composer
1680 On August - 24 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 Meinrad Spiess, composer on August - 24.
1690 Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company on August - 24.
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 On August - 24 theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
1704 Sea battle at Malaga on August - 24.
1712 On August - 24 cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
1712 On August - 24 thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54
1724 On this day in history the birth of George Stubbs, British painter
1724 Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75 on August - 24.
1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer on this day in history.
1733 On this day in history david Traugott Nicolai, composer
1751 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch on this day in history.
1759 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade on August - 24.
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history james Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
1789 On this day in history the birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer
1801 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1808 On August - 24 benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1814 On this day in history british sack Washington, DC, White House burned
1814 On this day in history washington, D.C. is burned by the British.
1814 British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks on August - 24.
1816 The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri on August - 24.
1816 On August - 24 daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
1817 On this day in history 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.