Historical Events In August - 24
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
0079 On this day in history mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum
0079 On August - 24 mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
0410 Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire on August - 24.
1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.
1113 On August - 24 geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy
1200 John of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral on this day in history.
1210 On August - 24 floris IV, Count of Holland
1215 On this day in history pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on this day in history.
1217 On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1313 Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on August - 24.
1313 On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1349 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz on August - 24.
1371 On this day in history eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1391 On this day in history jews of Palma Majorca massacred
1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) on August - 24.
1456 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed on August - 24.
1511 On August - 24 portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1516 On August - 24 battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer on this day in history.
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on August - 24.
1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon on this day in history.
1572 On this day in history king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1572 On August - 24 gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 John Amner, composer on August - 24.
1591 On this day in history robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1595 On this day in history thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
1608 1st English convoy lands at Surat India on this day in history.
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1654 Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht on August - 24.
1658 On this day in history battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
1662 On this day in history act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
1664 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610) on this day in history.
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57 on August - 24.