Historical Events In August - 24
Sunday, 24 October 2021
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on this day in history.
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 On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies
1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy on August - 24.
1200 On August - 24 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 August - 24.
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 Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 August - 24.
1456 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed on August - 24.
1511 On this day in history portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1516 Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria on August - 24.
1531 On this day in history ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on August - 24.
1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon on August - 24.
1572 On this day in history king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1572 Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.
1579 John Amner, composer on August - 24.
1591 On August - 24 robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on this day in history.
1608 On August - 24 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 Condé 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 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610) on August - 24.
1666 On this day in history francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57