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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1608

1st English convoy lands at Surat India

Event
1647

Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61

Death
1654

Louis II Cond‚ disbands ends of Atrecht

Event
1658

Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish

Event
1662

Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer

Event
1666

Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57

Death
1669

Alessandro Marcello, composer

Birth
1680

Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried

Death
1682

Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

Event
1683

Meinrad Spiess, composer

Birth
1690

Job Charnock founds Calcutta India

Event
1694

Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]

Birth
1704

Sea battle at Malaga

Event
1712

Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54

Death
1712

Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer

Birth
1724

Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75

Death
1725

Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer

Birth
1733

David Traugott Nicolai, composer

Birth
1750

M Laetitia Bonaparte-Ramolino, [Madame MŠre], mother of Napoleon I

Birth
1751

Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch

Event
1759

Wilbur Wilberforce, England, crusaded against slavery

Birth
1759

Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44

Death
1770

Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies

Death
1772

Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40)

Birth
1787

Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526

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