Historical Events In October - 24
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
0996 Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1260 On this day in history french King Louis IX dedicates the Chartres cathedral, one of the most prestigious ones in the world.
1260 Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself on this day in history.
1360 The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War on October - 24.
1375 On October - 24 king Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320)
1492 On this day in history 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany
1521 On October - 24 robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
1531 On October - 24 bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
1537 Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies on October - 24.
1572 Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English politician (bc. 1508) on this day in history.
1579 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1593 On this day in history alleged teleportation of Gil Perez.
1596 On October - 24 -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
1601 On this day in history tycho Brahe, astronomer, dies in Prague at 54
1607 On October - 24 john Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver
1632 Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions) on this day in history.
1648 On this day in history peace of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire
1648 Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war & Holy Roman Empire on October - 24.
1649 Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89 on this day in history.
1655 On October - 24 pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63
1656 On October - 24 treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
1667 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried on October - 24.
1679 On this day in history barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London on October - 24.
1708 On October - 24 kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
1785 On October - 24 jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
1788 On October - 24 sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
1789 On this day in history jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-6)
1789 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69 on October - 24.
1794 On this day in history friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant
1795 On this day in history poland Ceases to Exist. Country is divided between Prussia, Austria, and Russia,
1795 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia on this day in history.
1796 August v Platen, writer on this day in history.
1799 On this day in history carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59