On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1588

Historical Events

  • "The Day of the Dagger" Henry, Duke of Guise, leader of the Catholic League is assassinated by the bodyguards of King Henry III at the Ch√Ęteau de Blois

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37
1588 Highlights

About December 23, 1588

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 432 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn