On This Day

What Happened in July 1579

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan
  • Jul 21 Mechelen surrenders to Duke of Parma

Historic Event

Jul 23 Francis Drake departs San Francisco to cross the Pacific Ocean [1]

  • Jul 28 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
  • Jul 29 Antwerp request union with Utrecht

Historic Event

Jul 29 Spanish King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez and Princess van Eboli

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 13 Arthur Dee, English physician, born in Mortlake, London (d. 1651)
  • Jul 25 Valerius Otto, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)