Historical Events In August - 24
Saturday, 19 January 2019
0079 On this day in history mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum
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 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.
1113 On this day in history 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 August - 24.
1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland on August - 24.
1215 On August - 24 pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France on August - 24.
1217 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.
1313 Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, dies on August - 24.
1313 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on this day in history.
1349 On August - 24 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
1371 Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.
1391 On this day in history jews of Palma Majorca massacred
1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) on this day in history.
1456 On August - 24 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1511 On this day in history portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
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 August - 24.
1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants on August - 24.
1572 Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.
1579 John Amner, composer on August - 24.
1591 On this day in history robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on this day in history.
1608 On this day in history 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 Condé disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish on August - 24.
1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer on this day in history.
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