Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 16 November 2018
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on this day in history.
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die on August - 24.
0410 On this day in history rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.
1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy on August - 24.
1200 John of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral on August - 24.
1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland on August - 24.
1215 On August - 24 pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on this day in history.
1217 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.
1313 On August - 24 henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies.
1313 On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1349 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz on this day in history.
1371 On August - 24 eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1391 On August - 24 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 Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka on this day in history.
1516 On this day in history battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1531 On this day in history ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on this day in history.
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 this day in history gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 On August - 24 john Amner, composer
1591 On August - 24 robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on August - 24.
1608 On this day in history 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1654 On this day in history louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 On August - 24 battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer on August - 24.
1664 On this day in history maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57 on August - 24.