Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 26 February 2021
1669 Alessandro Marcello, composer on this day in history.
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 August - 24.
1682 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn on August - 24.
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 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 On August - 24 sea battle at Malaga
1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.
1712 Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54 on August - 24.
1724 On this day in history the birth of George Stubbs, British painter
1724 On August - 24 andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
1725 On this day in history johann Balthasar Kehl, composer
1733 On this day in history david Traugott Nicolai, composer
1751 On August - 24 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 this day in history.
1759 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 on August - 24.
1770 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on August - 24.
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 August - 24 james Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
1789 The birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer on August - 24.
1801 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68 on August - 24.
1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army) on August - 24.
1814 On this day in history british sack Washington, DC, White House burned
1814 Washington, D.C. is burned by the British on August - 24.
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 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS] on this day in history.
1820 Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century on August - 24.
1820 On August - 24 jacopo Tomadini, composer