Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 09 June 2023
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 this day in history.
1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.
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 this day in history floris IV, Count of Holland
1215 On this day in history pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
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 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz on August - 24.
1371 On August - 24 eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1391 Jews of Palma Majorca massacred on this day in history.
1420 On this day in history 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 this day in history ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon on August - 24.
1572 On August - 24 king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1572 Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on this day in history.
1579 On this day in history john Amner, composer
1591 Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized) on August - 24.
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 August - 24.
1654 Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht on August - 24.
1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on August - 24.
1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer on August - 24.
1664 On August - 24 maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57 on this day in history.
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