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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
79

Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die

Event
410

Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire

Event
1103

Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies

Death
1113

Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy

Birth
1210

Floris IV, Count of Holland

Birth
1215

Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid

Event
1217

Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France

Event
1217

Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle

Death
1313

Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies

Death
1349

Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism

Event
1349

6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz

Event
1371

Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated

Death
1391

Jews of Palma Majorca massacred

Event
1420

Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg and Eichst„tt)

Birth
1511

Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka

Event
1516

Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria

Event
1531

Ercole Bottrigari, composer

Birth
1542

Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain

Event
1561

Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon

Event
1572

Gaspard de Chƒtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded

Death
1572

Charles de F‚ligny, French officer/huguenot, murdered

Death
1572

King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants

Event
1579

John Amner, composer

Birth
1591

Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)

Birth
1595

Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies

Death