Historical Events In August - 24
Sunday, 02 October 2022
1669 On August - 24 alessandro Marcello, composer
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 this day in history ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
1682 On August - 24 duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn
1683 Meinrad Spiess, composer on August - 24.
1690 On this day in history calcutta, India, is founded by the British East India Company.
1690 Job Charnock establishes an English trading post in West Bengal, considered the official founding of India's largest city, Calcutta on August - 24.
1690 On this day in history job Charnock founds Calcutta India
1694 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25] on August - 24.
1704 Sea battle at Malaga on this day in history.
1712 On this day in history cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
1712 Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1724 On August - 24 the birth of George Stubbs, British painter
1724 Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer on August - 24.
1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer on August - 24.
1751 On this day in history thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
1759 On this day in history william Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade
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 On August - 24 willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40)
1787 On August - 24 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 On August - 24 jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
1808 On August - 24 benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1814 British sack Washington, DC, White House burned on August - 24.
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 August - 24 the Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1816 On August - 24 daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
1817 On this day in history aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]
1820 On August - 24 constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century.
1820 On this day in history jacopo Tomadini, composer