On This Day

What Happened in July 1561

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz
  • Jul 12 "Trinity Church" (now Saint Basil's Cathedral) is consecrated in Moscow, Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 11 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and writer, born in Córdoba, Spain (d. 1627)