On This Day

1324 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 21 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 David II, last Scottish ruler from House of Bruce (1329-71), born in Dunfermline Abbey, Scotland (d. 1371)

Deaths in History

Person of interestMarco Polo

Jan 8 Marco Polo, Venetian explorer (The Travels of Marco Polo), dies at 69

Explorer Marco Polo
Marco Polo
  • Feb 26 Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller, poet and chronicler, dies
  • Jul 16 Emperor Go-Uda, 91st Emperor of Japan, dies at 56