Historical Events In July - 21
Sunday, 05 July 2020
0230 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope on July - 21.
0285 Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler on this day in history.
0365 On July - 21 alexandria hit by Earthquake; about 50,000 die
0866 On this day in history john appointed bishop of the kingdom
0905 The Holy Roman Emperor Louis III is surprised after having subdued the Lombards He is blinded and sent back to Arles on July - 21.
0905 On this day in history holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured
0976 On this day in history emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria
1160 On July - 21 peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies
1320 On this day in history count Louis of Nevers marries 8-year old daughter of Philips V
1425 On this day in history manuel Paleologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425)/writer, dies
1515 On this day in history st Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest
1540 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies on July - 21.
1542 On July - 21 pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1544 RenĂ© of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle on this day in history.
1545 The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs on July - 21.
1568 On this day in history battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
1579 On this day in history mechelen surrenders to duke of Parma
1588 On this day in history english fleet defeats Spanish armada
1595 Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island on this day in history.
1620 On this day in history jean Picard, French astronomer
1664 On July - 21 matthew Prior, English poet
1667 The Treaties of Breda signed, ended the second Anglo-Dutch war after a Dutch fleet has broken the chain in England's Medway River, reached Chatham, and captured the flagship Royal Charles on this day in history.
1669 John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved on July - 21.
1676 On this day in history anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)
1683 On this day in history lord William Russell, English plotter against Charles II, beheaded
1693 Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance on this day in history.
1706 Pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups) on this day in history.
1717 On July - 21 niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies
1718 On July - 21 the Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1730 States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy" on July - 21.
1748 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer on this day in history.
1749 On this day in history pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
1758 On this day in history elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration)
1762 Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist on July - 21.