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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
709

Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76

Death
729

Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89

Death
858

Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope

Event
1061

Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed

Event
1077

Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies

Death
1185

Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet

Event
1185

Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns

Death
1288

Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder

Event
1311

Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India

Event
1364

Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht

Event
1524

Duke of Bourbon drives admiral Bonnivet out of Milan

Event
1530

Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies

Death
1538

Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer

Birth
1547

Battle of Muhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave

Event
1558

Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Fran‡ois

Event
1570

Battles between Spanish troops and followers of sultan Suleiman

Event
1576

Sab Vicente de Pa£l

Birth
1594

Benedikt Lechler, composer

Birth
1596

Pacificatie of Ireland drawn

Event
1617

Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered

Death
1620

John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography

Birth
1660

Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver

Birth
1670

Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer

Birth
1704

"Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in US, forms

Event
1706

Giovanni Battista Martini, composer

Birth