Historical Events In July - 08
Friday, 10 April 2020
0052 B.C Paris, France, is a city of conquests, historic sights, artists, scholars, haute couture, and gourmet cuisine. The future capital of France was first fortified on July 7, ., by a Gallic tribe called the Parisees on this day in history.
0810 On this day in history pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown)
0939 The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi on July - 08.
0951 Paris is founded on July - 08.
0975 Edgar, King of England (959-75), dies on July - 08.
1099 On this day in history first Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
1115 Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies on July - 08.
1153 Eugene III, [Bernardo], Italian Pope (1145-53), dies on this day in history.
1249 On July - 08 alexander II, king of Scotland (1215-49), dies at 51
1253 Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies on this day in history.
1283 War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta on July - 08.
1496 Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies on July - 08.
1497 Vasco da Gama leaves Lisbon on his voyage of discovery to India on July - 08.
1497 Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India on July - 08.
1528 On this day in history emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland
1531 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71 on July - 08.
1538 Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), dies at about 63 on this day in history.
1545 On this day in history don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
1551 Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond & Buren on this day in history.
1574 On this day in history giovanni Battista Stefanini, composer
1579 On this day in history our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1604 Heinrich Albert, Germany, composer (Arien oder Melodien) on July - 08.
1621 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables) on July - 08.
1623 On this day in history gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
1637 On this day in history johann Georg Ebeling, composer
1638 Matteo Coferati, composer on July - 08.
1656 Alexander van der Capellen, mister of Aartsbergen, dies at about 64 on July - 08.
1663 On this day in history king Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island
1663 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island on July - 08.
1672 On July - 08 willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
1679 Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies on July - 08.
1680 On July - 08 the first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1681 On this day in history georg Neumark, composer, dies at 60
1693 On July - 08 nYC authorizes first police uniforms in American colonies