Historical Events In August - 24
Monday, 20 January 2020
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on August - 24.
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die on August - 24.
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 this day in history geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy
1200 On this day in history john of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral.
1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland on this day in history.
1215 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid on this day in history.
1217 On August - 24 battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France
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 On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1349 On August - 24 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
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 this day in history.
1456 On August - 24 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
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 August - 24.
1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants on August - 24.
1572 On this day in history gaspard de ChĂ˘tillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 On August - 24 john Amner, composer
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 On this day in history 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1647 On August - 24 nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
1654 On this day in history louis II CondĂ© disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 On August - 24 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 On this day in history maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 On August - 24 francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57