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? 478 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo