Historical Events In July - 08
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
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 July - 08.
0810 Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown) on July - 08.
0939 On this day in history the Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi
0951 Paris is founded on July - 08.
0975 On this day in history edgar, King of England (959-75), dies
1099 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on on July - 08.
1115 Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies on this day in history.
1153 Eugene III, [Bernardo], Italian Pope (1145-53), dies on July - 08.
1249 Alexander II, king of Scotland (1215-49), dies at 51 on July - 08.
1253 Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies on July - 08.
1283 On July - 08 war of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
1496 On July - 08 benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
1497 Vasco da Gama leaves Lisbon on his voyage of discovery to India on July - 08.
1497 On July - 08 vasco da Gama departs for trip to India
1528 On July - 08 emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland
1531 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1538 Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), dies at about 63 on this day in history.
1545 On July - 08 don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
1551 On July - 08 willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond & Buren
1574 On this day in history giovanni Battista Stefanini, composer
1579 On July - 08 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 this day in history.
1621 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables) on July - 08.
1623 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history johann Georg Ebeling, composer
1638 Matteo Coferati, composer on this day in history.
1656 Alexander van der Capellen, mister of Aartsbergen, dies at about 64 on this day in history.
1663 On July - 08 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 Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general on July - 08.
1679 Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies on this day in history.
1680 The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts on this day in history.
1681 On July - 08 georg Neumark, composer, dies at 60
1693 On this day in history nYC authorizes first police uniforms in American colonies