What Happened on August 12, 1588

Historical Events

  • Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland
  • Radboud Castle on Medemblik harbor in North Holland surrenders to the Spanish army

Famous Deaths

  • Alfonso Ferrabosco, Italian composer who brought madrigal music to England, dies at 45
1588 Highlights

About August 12, 1588

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 434 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo