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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 16 May 2022

1669  On this day in history alessandro Marcello, composer  

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

1680  Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried on August - 24.  

1682  Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn on this day in history.  

1683  On this day in history meinrad Spiess, composer  

1690  Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company on August - 24.  

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  Job Charnock founds Calcutta India on this day in history.  

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

1704  Sea battle at Malaga on August - 24.  

1712  Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

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

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

1724  On August - 24 andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75  

1725  On August - 24 johann Balthasar Kehl, composer  

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

1751  On this day in history thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch  

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 August - 24.  

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

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  On August - 24 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 this day in history british sack Washington, DC, White House burned  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]  

1820  Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century on this day in history.  

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  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  On this day in history birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

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

1393  On this day in history 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  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On August - 24 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  On this day in history 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  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

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

1572  Death of Gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  

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