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August 24th, 2049 (August 24 2049)EventJulius Caesar s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.Julius Caesar Quotes
August 24th, 2007 (August 24 2007)DeathAndree P. Boucher, Mayor of Quebec City (born in 1937)
August 24th, 2007 (August 24 2007)DeathAaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
August 24th, 2006 (August 24 2006)EventThe International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.
August 24th, 2006 (August 24 2006)DeathLeopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (born in 1916)
August 24th, 2006 (August 24 2006)DeathCristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
August 24th, 2005 (August 24 2005)DeathKaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (born in 1984)
August 24th, 2004 (August 24 2004)Event89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
August 24th, 2004 (August 24 2004)DeathElisabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (born in 1926)
August 24th, 2003 (August 24 2003)BirthAlexandre Coste, son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
August 24th, 2003 (August 24 2003)DeathSir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (born in 1910)
August 24th, 2002 (August 24 2002)DeathNikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (born in 1909)
August 24th, 2001 (August 24 2001)EventAir Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
August 24th, 2001 (August 24 2001)DeathJane Greer, American actress (born in 1924)
August 24th, 2000 (August 24 2000)EventArgon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.
August 24th, 1999 (August 24 1999)DeathAlexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (born in 1929)
August 24th, 1998 (August 24 1998)EventThe Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
August 24th, 1998 (August 24 1998)EventFirst RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
August 24th, 1998 (August 24 1998)DeathE.G. Marshall, American actor (born in 1910)
August 24th, 1995 (August 24 1995)BirthRuna Tsukishima, Japanese child model
August 24th, 1995 (August 24 1995)DeathAlfred Eisenstaedt, German-born photographer (born in 1898)
August 24th, 1994 (August 24 1994)EventInitial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
August 24th, 1992 (August 24 1992)EventDiplomatic relations are established between the People s Republic of China and South Korea.
August 24th, 1992 (August 24 1992)EventHurricane Andrew hits South Florida as a Category 5 Hurricane.
August 24th, 1991 (August 24 1991)EventMikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
August 24th, 1991 (August 24 1991)EventUkraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
August 24th, 1991 (August 24 1991)DeathBernard Castro, Italian inventor (born in 1904)
August 24th, 1990 (August 24 1990)EventA judge rules that Judas Priest are not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band s music.
August 24th, 1990 (August 24 1990)DeathSergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (born in 1941)
August 24th, 1990 (August 24 1990)DeathGailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (born in 1931) Bede Quotes
August 24th, 1989 (August 24 1989)EventColombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
August 24th, 1989 (August 24 1989)EventCincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
August 24th, 1989 (August 24 1989)EventVoyager 2 passes Neptune.
August 24th, 1988 (August 24 1988)BirthRupert Grint, English actor
August 24th, 1987 (August 24 1987)BirthJon Scheyer, American basketball player
August 24th, 1987 (August 24 1987)BirthAnze Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player
August 24th, 1987 (August 24 1987)DeathMalcolm Kirk, wrestler (born in 1936)
August 24th, 1985 (August 24 1985)BirthDestiny Davis, Playboy Playmate
August 24th, 1985 (August 24 1985)DeathPaul Creston, American composer (born in 1906)
August 24th, 1983 (August 24 1983)BirthMarcel Goc, German ice hockey player
August 24th, 1983 (August 24 1983)BirthChristopher Parker, British actor
August 24th, 1982 (August 24 1982)BirthKim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer
August 24th, 1982 (August 24 1982)DeathFelix-Antoine Savard, French Canadian catholic priest and novelist (born in 1896)
August 24th, 1981 (August 24 1981)EventMark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.John Lennon Quotes
August 24th, 1981 (August 24 1981)BirthChad Michael Murray, American actor
August 24th, 1981 (August 24 1981)BirthJiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer, actorAn Wang Quotes
August 24th, 1981 (August 24 1981)BirthMercedes ScelbaShorte, American model
August 24th, 1980 (August 24 1980)BirthSonja Bennett, Canadian actress
August 24th, 1980 (August 24 1980)DeathYootha Joyce, British actress (born in 1927)
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)EventMount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)BirthMichael Redd, American basketball player
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)BirthElva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)DeathPliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (born in 23) Pliny the Elder Quotes
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)DeathHanna Reitsch, German test pilot (born in 1912)
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)DeathSampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (born in 1898)
August 24th, 1978 (August 24 1978)BirthRafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player
August 24th, 1978 (August 24 1978)BirthDerek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player
August 24th, 1978 (August 24 1978)DeathLouis Prima, American band leader (born in 1910)
August 24th, 1977 (August 24 1977)BirthDenilson, Brazilian footballer
August 24th, 1977 (August 24 1977)BirthRobert Enke, German footballer
August 24th, 1977 (August 24 1977)BirthPer Gade, Danish footballer
August 24th, 1977 (August 24 1977)BirthJohn Green, American author/Nerdfighter
August 24th, 1977 (August 24 1977)BirthJurgen Macho, Austrian footballer
August 24th, 1977 (August 24 1977)DeathBuddy O Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1916)
August 24th, 1976 (August 24 1976)BirthNordin Wooter, Dutch footballer
August 24th, 1975 (August 24 1975)BirthMark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
August 24th, 1974 (August 24 1974)BirthJennifer Lien, American actress
August 24th, 1974 (August 24 1974)BirthOrla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman
August 24th, 1974 (August 24 1974)DeathAlexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (born in 1894)
August 24th, 1973 (August 24 1973)BirthDave Chappelle, American actor and ComedianDave Chappelle Quotes
August 24th, 1973 (August 24 1973)BirthInge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
August 24th, 1973 (August 24 1973)BirthCarmine Giovinazzo, American actor
August 24th, 1973 (August 24 1973)BirthAndrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player
August 24th, 1972 (August 24 1972)BirthJean-Luc Brassard, Canadian freestyle skier
August 24th, 1971 (August 24 1971)BirthPierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor
August 24th, 1970 (August 24 1970)BirthTugay Kerimoglu, Turkish footballer
August 24th, 1970 (August 24 1970)BirthDan Henderson, American Mixed Martial Artist Martial Quotes
August 24th, 1968 (August 24 1968)EventFrance explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world s fifth nuclear power.
August 24th, 1968 (August 24 1968)BirthShoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler
August 24th, 1968 (August 24 1968)BirthAndreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist (Sepultura)
August 24th, 1968 (August 24 1968)BirthBenoit Brunet, French Canadian ice hockey player
August 24th, 1968 (August 24 1968)BirthTim Salmon, American baseball player
August 24th, 1967 (August 24 1967)EventLed by Abbie Hoffman, a group of hippies temporarily disrupt trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing a cease in trading as the brokers scramble to grab them up.Abbie Hoffman Quotes
August 24th, 1967 (August 24 1967)DeathHenry J. Kaiser, American industrialist (born in 1882)
August 24th, 1967 (August 24 1967)DeathLam Bun, Hong Kong radio commentator (murdered) (born in 1930)
August 24th, 1965 (August 24 1965)BirthMarlee Matlin, American actress
August 24th, 1965 (August 24 1965)BirthBrian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan cricketer
August 24th, 1965 (August 24 1965)BirthReggie Miller, American basketball player
August 24th, 1964 (August 24 1964)BirthSalizhan Sharipov, Russian cosmonaut
August 24th, 1963 (August 24 1963)EventThe 200-metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time by Don Schollander (1:58).
August 24th, 1963 (August 24 1963)BirthJohn Bush, American singer (Anthrax)
August 24th, 1963 (August 24 1963)BirthHideo Kojima, Japanese video game director
August 24th, 1962 (August 24 1962)BirthCraig Kilborn, American talk show host
August 24th, 1962 (August 24 1962)BirthDavid Koechner, American actor
August 24th, 1961 (August 24 1961)BirthIngrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
August 24th, 1960 (August 24 1960)EventA temperature of ?88C (?127F) is measured in Vostok, Antarctica - a world-record low.
August 24th, 1960 (August 24 1960)BirthCal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player
August 24th, 1960 (August 24 1960)BirthKim Christofte, Danish footballer
August 24th, 1960 (August 24 1960)BirthTakashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
August 24th, 1959 (August 24 1959)BirthLinda Bollea, Wife of Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan
August 24th, 1958 (August 24 1958)BirthSteve Guttenberg, American actor
August 24th, 1958 (August 24 1958)BirthTracy Harris, American artist
August 24th, 1958 (August 24 1958)BirthChris Offutt, American author
August 24th, 1958 (August 24 1958)DeathPaul Henry, Northern Irish artist (born in 1876)
August 24th, 1957 (August 24 1957)BirthJeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar)
August 24th, 1957 (August 24 1957)BirthStephen Fry, English comedian and actor
August 24th, 1956 (August 24 1956)BirthJohn Culberson, American politician
August 24th, 1956 (August 24 1956)BirthDick Lee, Singaporean singer-songwriter
August 24th, 1956 (August 24 1956)DeathKenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (born in 1898)
August 24th, 1955 (August 24 1955)BirthMike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate
August 24th, 1954 (August 24 1954)EventThe Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed.
August 24th, 1954 (August 24 1954)EventGetulio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by Joao Cafe Filho.
August 24th, 1954 (August 24 1954)BirthAlain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
August 24th, 1954 (August 24 1954)DeathGetulio Vargas, President of Brazil (born in 1882)
August 24th, 1953 (August 24 1953)BirthRon Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
August 24th, 1952 (August 24 1952)BirthMike Shanahan, American football coach
August 24th, 1952 (August 24 1952)BirthBob Corker, American politician
August 24th, 1951 (August 24 1951)BirthOrson Scott Card, American writerOrson Scott Card Quotes
August 24th, 1951 (August 24 1951)BirthOscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize winning author
August 24th, 1950 (August 24 1950)EventEdith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the UN.
August 24th, 1950 (August 24 1950)BirthTim White, American anthropologist
August 24th, 1949 (August 24 1949)EventThe treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
August 24th, 1949 (August 24 1949)BirthJoe Regalbuto, American actor
August 24th, 1949 (August 24 1949)BirthCharles Rocket, American actor (died in 2005)
August 24th, 1948 (August 24 1948)BirthJean-Michel Jarre, French musician
August 24th, 1948 (August 24 1948)BirthKim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force
August 24th, 1947 (August 24 1947)BirthPaulo Coelho, Brazilian author
August 24th, 1947 (August 24 1947)BirthRoger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
August 24th, 1947 (August 24 1947)BirthVladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
August 24th, 1947 (August 24 1947)BirthAnne Archer, American Actress
August 24th, 1946 (August 24 1946)DeathJames Clark McReynolds, U.S. Supreme Court justice (born in 1862)
August 24th, 1945 (August 24 1945)BirthKen Hensley, English musician (Uriah Heep)
August 24th, 1945 (August 24 1945)BirthVince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoterVince McMahon Quotes
August 24th, 1944 (August 24 1944)EventWorld War II: Allied troops start the attack on Paris.
August 24th, 1944 (August 24 1944)BirthBill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1996)
August 24th, 1944 (August 24 1944)BirthGregory Jarvis, American astronaut (died in 1986)
August 24th, 1943 (August 24 1943)BirthJohn Cipollina, American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (died in 1989)
August 24th, 1943 (August 24 1943)BirthPini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
August 24th, 1943 (August 24 1943)DeathSimone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (born in 1909)Simone Weil Quotes
August 24th, 1942 (August 24 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo is sunk and US carrier Enterprise heavily damaged. Solomon Quotes
August 24th, 1942 (August 24 1942)BirthMax Cleland, American politician
August 24th, 1942 (August 24 1942)BirthHoward Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
August 24th, 1940 (August 24 1940)BirthFrancine Lalonde, Quebec politician
August 24th, 1940 (August 24 1940)DeathPaul Gottlieb Nipkow, German television pioneer (born in 1860)
August 24th, 1939 (August 24 1939)EventThe Nazi-Soviet Pact is signed between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.Joseph Stalin Quotes
August 24th, 1938 (August 24 1938)BirthHalldor Blondal, Icelandic politician
August 24th, 1938 (August 24 1938)BirthDavid Freiberg, American bassist (Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship)
August 24th, 1938 (August 24 1938)BirthMason Williams, American guitarist and composer
August 24th, 1937 (August 24 1937)EventIn the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santona Agreement.
August 24th, 1937 (August 24 1937)BirthMoshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician (died in 1998) Osho Quotes
August 24th, 1936 (August 24 1936)EventThe Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
August 24th, 1936 (August 24 1936)BirthA. S. Byatt, English novelistA. S. Byatt Quotes
August 24th, 1936 (August 24 1936)BirthKenny Guinn, American Governor, Nevada
August 24th, 1934 (August 24 1934)BirthKenny Baker, English actor
August 24th, 1932 (August 24 1932)EventAmelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
August 24th, 1931 (August 24 1931)EventFrance and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
August 24th, 1931 (August 24 1931)EventResignation of the United Kingdom s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
August 24th, 1929 (August 24 1929)EventTurkey and Persia sign a friendship treaty.
August 24th, 1929 (August 24 1929)EventRiots in Palestine of 1929: 18 Jews in Safed, 67 in Hebron, and 22 in Jerusalem killed by Arab Palestinians.
August 24th, 1929 (August 24 1929)BirthYasser Arafat, Palestinian leader (died in 2004)Yasser Arafat Quotes
August 24th, 1927 (August 24 1927)BirthHarry Markowitz, American economist, Nobel laureate
August 24th, 1927 (August 24 1927)BirthDavid Ireland, Australian author
August 24th, 1923 (August 24 1923)BirthArthur Jensen, American psychologist
August 24th, 1922 (August 24 1922)BirthRene Levesque, Premier of Quebec (died in 1987)
August 24th, 1922 (August 24 1922)BirthHoward Zinn, American historian and activistHoward Zinn Quotes
August 24th, 1921 (August 24 1921)BirthSam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver
August 24th, 1921 (August 24 1921)DeathNikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (born in 1886)
August 24th, 1918 (August 24 1918)BirthSikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (died in 2004)
August 24th, 1917 (August 24 1917)BirthDennis James, American game show host (died in 1997)
August 24th, 1916 (August 24 1916)BirthHal Smith, American actor (died in 1994)
August 24th, 1916 (August 24 1916)BirthLeo Ferre, French composer and singer (died in 1993)
August 24th, 1915 (August 24 1915)BirthJames Tiptree, Jr., American writer (died in 1987)
August 24th, 1914 (August 24 1914)EventWorld War I: German troops capture Namur.
August 24th, 1912 (August 24 1912)EventAlaska becomes a United States territory.
August 24th, 1912 (August 24 1912)BirthDurward Kirby, American television personality (died in 2000)
August 24th, 1911 (August 24 1911)BirthLofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (d.1995)
August 24th, 1909 (August 24 1909)EventWorkers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
August 24th, 1905 (August 24 1905)BirthSiaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (died in 1988)
August 24th, 1905 (August 24 1905)BirthArthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (died in 1976)
August 24th, 1904 (August 24 1904)BirthAlice White, American actress (died in 1983)
August 24th, 1903 (August 24 1903)BirthKarl Hanke, Nazi official (died in 1945)
August 24th, 1902 (August 24 1902)BirthCarlo Gambino, Sicilian-born American mafioso (died in 1976)
August 24th, 1902 (August 24 1902)BirthFernand Braudel, French historian (died in 1985)
August 24th, 1901 (August 24 1901)BirthPreston Foster, American actor (died in 1970)
August 24th, 1899 (August 24 1899)BirthJorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (died in 1986)Jorge Luis Borges Quotes
August 24th, 1899 (August 24 1899)BirthGaylord DuBois, American comic book writer (died in 1993)
August 24th, 1899 (August 24 1899)BirthAlbert Claude, Belgian biologist, Nobel laureate (died in 1983)
August 24th, 1898 (August 24 1898)BirthMalcolm Cowley, American literary critic (died in 1989)
August 24th, 1897 (August 24 1897)BirthFred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (died in 1954)
August 24th, 1895 (August 24 1895)BirthRichard Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Boston (died in 1970)
August 24th, 1891 (August 24 1891)EventThomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
August 24th, 1890 (August 24 1890)BirthDuke Kahanamoku, American swimmer and surfer (died in 1968)
August 24th, 1890 (August 24 1890)BirthJean Rhys, British writer (died in 1979)
August 24th, 1888 (August 24 1888)DeathRudolf Clausius, German physicist (born in 1822)
August 24th, 1887 (August 24 1887)BirthHarry Hooper, American baseball player (died in 1974)
August 24th, 1884 (August 24 1884)BirthEarl Derr Biggers, American author (died in 1933)
August 24th, 1880 (August 24 1880)BirthJoshua Lionel Cowen, American entrepreneur (died in 1965)
August 24th, 1875 (August 24 1875)EventCaptain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel
August 24th, 1872 (August 24 1872)BirthMax Beerbohm, British caricaturist (died in 1956)Max Beerbohm Quotes
August 24th, 1870 (August 24 1870)EventThe Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
August 24th, 1865 (August 24 1865)BirthKing Ferdinand I of Romania (died in 1927)
August 24th, 1863 (August 24 1863)BirthDragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (died in 1918)
August 24th, 1858 (August 24 1858)EventIn Richmond, Virginia, 90 blacks are arrested for learning.
August 24th, 1857 (August 24 1857)EventThe Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history.
August 24th, 1852 (August 24 1852)BirthDeacon White, American baseball player (died in 1919)
August 24th, 1845 (August 24 1845)BirthJames C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (died in 1876)
August 24th, 1841 (August 24 1841)DeathTheodore Edward Hook, English author (born in 1788)
August 24th, 1837 (August 24 1837)BirthTheodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (died in 1924)
August 24th, 1832 (August 24 1832)DeathNicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (born in 1796)
August 24th, 1831 (August 24 1831)EventCharles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.Charles Darwin Quotes
August 24th, 1831 (August 24 1831)DeathAugust von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (born in 1760)
August 24th, 1821 (August 24 1821)EventThe Treaty of Cordoba is signed in Cordoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
August 24th, 1820 (August 24 1820)EventConstitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal s crises of the Nineteenth Century.
August 24th, 1817 (August 24 1817)BirthAleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian writer (died in 1875)
August 24th, 1816 (August 24 1816)EventThe Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
August 24th, 1814 (August 24 1814)EventBritish troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
August 24th, 1798 (August 24 1798)DeathThomas Alcock, English clergyman (born in 1709)
August 24th, 1787 (August 24 1787)BirthJames Weddell, English explorer of Antarctica (died in 1834)
August 24th, 1779 (August 24 1779)DeathSaint Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek Orthodox martyr (born in 1714)
August 24th, 1772 (August 24 1772)BirthKing William I of the Netherlands (died in 1840)William King Quotes
August 24th, 1759 (August 24 1759)BirthWilliam Wilberforce, English abolitionist (died in 1833)
August 24th, 1759 (August 24 1759)DeathEwald Christian von Kleist, German poet (born in 1715)
August 24th, 1758 (August 24 1758)BirthSophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (died in 1794)
August 24th, 1750 (August 24 1750)BirthLetizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (died in 1836)Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
August 24th, 1707 (August 24 1707)BirthSelina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English Evangelical Revivalist (died in 1791)
August 24th, 1690 (August 24 1690)EventCalcutta, India is founded.
August 24th, 1683 (August 24 1683)DeathJohn Owen, English non-conformist theologian (born in 1616)
August 24th, 1682 (August 24 1682)EventWilliam Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.William Penn Quotes
August 24th, 1680 (August 24 1680)DeathThomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (born in 1618)
August 24th, 1679 (August 24 1679)DeathJean Francois Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (born in 1614)
August 24th, 1669 (August 24 1669)BirthAlessandro Marcello, Italian composer (died in 1747)
August 24th, 1664 (August 24 1664)DeathMaria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
August 24th, 1662 (August 24 1662)EventAct of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
August 24th, 1647 (August 24 1647)DeathNicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (born in 1586)
August 24th, 1635 (August 24 1635)BirthPeder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (died in 1699)
August 24th, 1608 (August 24 1608)EventThe first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
August 24th, 1595 (August 24 1595)DeathThomas Digges, English astronomer (born in 1546)
August 24th, 1591 (August 24 1591)BirthRobert Herrick, English poet (died in 1674)Robert Herrick Quotes
August 24th, 1580 (August 24 1580)BirthJohn Taylor, English poet (died in 1654)
August 24th, 1572 (August 24 1572)EventSaint Bartholomew s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.
August 24th, 1572 (August 24 1572)DeathGaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (born in 1519)
August 24th, 1572 (August 24 1572)DeathPierre de la Ramee, French humanist (born in 1515)
August 24th, 1572 (August 24 1572)DeathCharles de Teligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)
August 24th, 1561 (August 24 1561)EventWillem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
August 24th, 1552 (August 24 1552)BirthLavinia Fontana, Italian painter (died in 1614)
August 24th, 1542 (August 24 1542)DeathGasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (born in 1483)
August 24th, 1540 (August 24 1540)DeathGirolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (born in 1503)
August 24th, 1511 (August 24 1511)EventAlfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
August 24th, 1456 (August 24 1456)EventThe printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
August 24th, 1393 (August 24 1393)BirthArthur III, Duke of Brittany (died in 1458)
August 24th, 1391 (August 24 1391)EventJews massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
August 24th, 1358 (August 24 1358)BirthKing John I of Castile (died in 1390)
August 24th, 1349 (August 24 1349)EventSix thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
August 24th, 1217 (August 24 1217)DeathEustace the Monk, French mercenary and pirate (bc. 1170)
August 24th, 1215 (August 24 1215)EventPope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
August 24th, 1198 (August 24 1198)BirthKing Alexander II of Scotland (died in 1249)
August 24th, 1113 (August 24 1113)BirthGeoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (died in 1151)
August 24th, 1103 (August 24 1103)DeathKing Magnus III of Norway (born in 1073)
August 24th, 1042 (August 24 1042)DeathMichael V, Byzantine Emperor) (born in 1015)
August 24th, 0410 (August 24 0410)EventThe Visigoths under Alaric begin to pillage Rome for three days.

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