Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 10 April 2020
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum on this day in history.
0079 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die on August - 24.
0410 On this day in history rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.
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 this day in history.
1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland on this day in history.
1215 On August - 24 pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on August - 24.
1217 On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1313 Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on this day in history.
1313 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.
1349 On this day in history 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
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 On August - 24 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1511 Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka on August - 24.
1516 On August - 24 battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1531 On August - 24 ercole Bottrigari, composer
1542 On August - 24 conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon on this day in history.
1572 On August - 24 king Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1572 On August - 24 gaspard de ChĂ˘tillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1579 John Amner, composer on this day in history.
1591 Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized) on this day in history.
1595 On August - 24 thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
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 August - 24 louis II CondĂ© disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on this day in history.
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 On August - 24 francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57