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.