Historical Events In August - 24
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on August - 24.
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die on this day in history.
0410 On August - 24 rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
1103 On August - 24 magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies
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 this day in history.
1215 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid on this day in history.
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on this day in history.
1217 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 August - 24.
1371 On August - 24 eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1391 On this day in history 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 Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka on this day in history.
1516 Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria on this day in history.
1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer on this day in history.
1542 On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1561 On August - 24 willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 On August - 24 king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1572 On August - 24 gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 On this day in history john Amner, composer
1591 Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized) on this day in history.
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on August - 24.
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 Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht on this day in history.
1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on August - 24.
1662 On August - 24 act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
1664 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610) on this day in history.
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57 on August - 24.