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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 20 May 2019

1669  Alessandro Marcello, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1680  On this day in history death of Colonel (Thomas) Blood, Irish adventurer who stole Crown Jewels from Tower of London in 1671.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1680  On August - 24 ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1682  Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1683  On August - 24 meinrad Spiess, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1690  Calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1690  On August - 24 job Charnock establishes an English trading post in West Bengal, considered the official founding of India's largest city, Calcutta.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1690  On this day in history job Charnock founds Calcutta India  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1694  On this day in history theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  Sea battle at Malaga on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1712  Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1712  Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54 on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1724  On August - 24 the birth of George Stubbs, British painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1724  On August - 24 andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1725  Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1733  David Traugott Nicolai, composer on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1751  On August - 24 thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1759  William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1759  Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1770  Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1772  Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1787  On this day in history wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1787  On this day in history james Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1789  On August - 24 the birth of James Wedell, Scottish Antarctic explorer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1801  Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1808  Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1814  British sack Washington, DC, White House burned on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1814  Washington, D.C. is burned by the British on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1814  British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1816  On this day in history the Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1816  On August - 24 daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1817  Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS] on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1820  Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1820  Jacopo Tomadini, composer on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1113  On this day in history birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1531  On this day in history birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1313  On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  Death of Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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