What Happened in July 1586

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jul 27 Walter Raleigh brings the 1st tobacco to England from Virginia

  • Jul 28 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Claudio Saracini, Italian composer, born in Siena, Italy (d. 1630)
  • Jul 5 Thomas Hooker, American colonial clergyman (known as "the father of Connecticut"), born in Marefield, Leicestershire, England (d. 1647)
  • Jul 7 Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)