Historical Events In August - 24
Thursday, 02 July 2020
0079 On August - 24 mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum
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 August - 24.
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 August - 24.
1210 On August - 24 floris IV, Count of Holland
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 August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1313 On this day in history henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies.
1313 On August - 24 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 this day in history eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1391 Jews of Palma Majorca massacred on August - 24.
1420 On August - 24 albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)
1456 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed on this day in history.
1511 On August - 24 portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1516 On this day in history battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1531 On August - 24 ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on August - 24.
1561 On August - 24 willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants on August - 24.
1572 Gaspard de ChĂ˘tillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on this day in history.
1579 John Amner, composer on August - 24.
1591 Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized) on this day in history.
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on this day in history.
1608 1st English convoy lands at Surat India on August - 24.
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1654 Louis II CondĂ© disbands ends of Atrecht on this day in history.
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 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610) on this day in history.
1666 On August - 24 francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57