Historical Events In August - 24
Saturday, 26 September 2020
0079 On this day in history mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum
0079 On this day in history mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
0410 On August - 24 rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
1103 On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies
1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy on this day in history.
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 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid on August - 24.
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France 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, Holy Roman Emperor, dies.
1313 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on this day in history.
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 August - 24 jews of Palma Majorca massacred
1420 On August - 24 albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)
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 On August - 24 ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1561 On this day in history willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants on August - 24.
1572 On this day in history gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 On this day in history john Amner, composer
1591 On August - 24 robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1595 On August - 24 thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
1608 On August - 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on August - 24.
1654 On August - 24 louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on August - 24.
1662 On this day in history act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
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.