Historical Events In July - 08
Monday, 16 September 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 this day in history.
0810 On July - 08 pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown)
0939 On July - 08 the Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi
0951 Paris is founded on this day in history.
0975 Edgar, King of England (959-75), dies on July - 08.
1099 On July - 08 first Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
1115 On this day in history petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies
1153 On this day in history eugene III, [Bernardo], Italian Pope (1145-53), dies
1249 Alexander II, king of Scotland (1215-49), dies at 51 on July - 08.
1253 On July - 08 thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies
1283 War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta on July - 08.
1496 On this day in history benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
1497 On this day in history vasco da Gama leaves Lisbon on his voyage of discovery to India
1497 Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India on this day in history.
1528 On July - 08 emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland
1531 On this day in history tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
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 On July - 08 willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond & Buren
1574 On July - 08 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 On this day in history heinrich Albert, Germany, composer (Arien oder Melodien)
1621 On July - 08 jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)
1623 On this day in history gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
1637 On July - 08 johann Georg Ebeling, composer
1638 On this day in history matteo Coferati, composer
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 Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general on this day in history.
1679 Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies on July - 08.
1680 On this day in history 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 NYC authorizes first police uniforms in American colonies on this day in history.