On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1540

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

English King Henry VIII (49) marries Catherine Howard (16 or 17), his 5th wife

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Deaths


BattleThomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell, English chief minister for King Henry VIII, executed for treason and heresy at 54 or 55

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell

1540 Highlights

About July 28, 1540

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 480 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo