Historical Events In August - 24
Monday, 20 May 2019
1669 Alessandro Marcello, composer on this day in history.
1680 On this day in history death of Colonel (Thomas) Blood, Irish adventurer who stole Crown Jewels from Tower of London in 1671.
1680 On August - 24 ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
1682 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn on August - 24.
1683 On August - 24 meinrad Spiess, composer
1690 Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company on August - 24.
1690 On August - 24 job Charnock establishes an English trading post in West Bengal, considered the official founding of India's largest city, Calcutta.
1690 On this day in history job Charnock founds Calcutta India
1694 On this day in history theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
1704 Sea battle at Malaga on August - 24.
1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer on August - 24.
1712 Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54 on August - 24.
1724 On August - 24 the birth of George Stubbs, British painter
1724 On August - 24 andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer on August - 24.
1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer on August - 24.
1751 On August - 24 thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
1759 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade on August - 24.
1759 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1770 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on this day in history.
1772 Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40) on August - 24.
1787 On this day in history wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
1787 On this day in history james Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
1789 On August - 24 the birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer
1801 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.
1814 British sack Washington, DC, White House burned on this day in history.
1814 Washington, D.C. is burned by the British on August - 24.
1814 British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks on August - 24.
1816 On this day in history the Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1816 On August - 24 daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
1817 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS] on August - 24.
1820 Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century on this day in history.
1820 Jacopo Tomadini, composer on August - 24.