Historical Events In August - 24
Saturday, 21 September 2019
0079 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1103 On August - 24 magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies
1113 On this day in history geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy
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 August - 24.
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on August - 24.
1217 On this day in history eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1313 Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on August - 24.
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 Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.
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 this day in history the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1511 Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka on this day in history.
1516 On August - 24 battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1531 On this day in history ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on this day in history.
1561 On August - 24 willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 On this day in history king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1572 On this day in history gaspard de ChĂ˘tillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 John Amner, composer on August - 24.
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 August - 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
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 August - 24.
1658 On this day in history 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 August - 24 maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 On this day in history francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57