This Day in History: 0000-08-24

24 Aug – Selim I and his Ottoman troops crushed the Mamlukes at the Battle of Marj Dabiq in northern Syria (the Ottoman-Mamluke War 1516-1517), allowing the Turks to annex Syria and demonstrating the primacy of cannon on the battlefield (1516).
24-27 Aug – Visigoths under Alaric capture and sack the City of Rome (410).