College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

July

  1. Battle of the Boyne, 1690.
  2. Battle of the Marston Moor, 1644.
    Vichy Government set up in France, 1940.
  3. Samuel de Champlain founds Quebec, 1608.
    Battle of Gettysburg ended, 1863.
  4. Declaration of Independence, 1776.
  5. George Sand born, 1804.
    P.T. Barnum born, 1810.
  6. John Huss burned at the stake, 1415.
  7. Sir Thomas More executed, 1535.
    Mathew Calbraith Perry opens up Japan, 1853.
  8. Vasco da Gama leaves Portugal to find way to India, 1497.
    Jean de la Fontaine born, 1621.
  9. League of Augsburg, 1686.
    John D. Rockefeller born, 1839.
  10. John Calvin born, 1509.
    William of Orange murdered, 1584.
  11. Robert Bruce born, 1274.
    Alexandria bombarded by the British, 1882.
  12. Julius Caesar born, 100 B.C.
    Tsar Nicholas murdered by Bolsheviks, 1918.
  13. Acre taken by Crusaders, 1191.
    Charlotte Corday murders Jean Marat, 1793.
  14. Fall of the Bastille, 1789.
  15. First Crusade takes Jerusalem, 1099.
    Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt born, 1606.
  16. Reciprocal excommunication of Greek and Roman Churches, 1054.
    Tsar Nicholas II executed, 1918.
  17. Spanish Civil War began, 1936.
  18. Vatican Council proclaims papal infallibility, 1870.
  19. Edgar Degas born, 1834.
    First Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y., 1848.
  20. Francesco Petrarch born, 1304.
    Capt. Neil Armstrong walks on the moon, 1969.
  21. Universal Inquisition established in Rome, 1542.
    Battle of the Pyramids, 1798.
  22. Bretton Woods Conference ends, 1944.
  23. Haile Selassie born, 1892.
  24. Simon Bolivar born, 1783.
  25. George Stephenson constructs first effective steam locomotive, 1814.
  26. George Bernard Shaw born, 1856.
  27. Battle of Bouvines, 1214.
    Revolution breaks out in Paris, 1830.
  28. Johann Sebastian Bach died, 1750.
    Maximilien Mavie Isidore Robespierre guillotined, 1794.
  29. Spanish Armada destroyed, 1588.
  30. Hussite revolt in Prague, 1419.
    Henry Ford born, 1863.
  31. Battle of Ypres began, 1917.
    Weimar Constitution adopted, 1919.

 

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