On This Day

What Happened in July 1578

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 English explorer Martin Frobisher sights Baffin Island

Famous Birthdays

Ferdinand II

Jul 9 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia & Hungary and German Emperor (1619-37), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1637)

  • Jul 31 Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Charles de Berlaymont, baron of Hierges, gov/viceroy of Names, dies