On This Day

What Happened in July 1596

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 English fleet under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, captures Cadiz
  • Jul 17 At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 22 Michael I, first Russian Tsar of the House of Romanov (1613-45), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1645)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 29 Jacobus Latomus, Flemish poet (Psalms/Jeremias) dies at about 84