On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1542

Historical Events

  • Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
1542 Highlights

About August 24, 1542

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 479 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo