Concept

August 24

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 367 – Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus at the age of eight by his father.
  • 394 – The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom, the latest known inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs, is written.
  • 410 – The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome. *1185 – Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans. *1200 – King John of England, signer of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoulême in Angoulême Cathedral. *1215 – Pope Innocent III issues a bull declaring Magna Carta invalid. *1349 – Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague. *1482 – The town and castle of Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured from Scotland by an English army. *1516 – The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq. *1561 – Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony. 1601–1900 *1608
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