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What Happened on August 24, 1349

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

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

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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
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  • Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
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About August 24, 1349

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 671 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo