On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1644

Historical Events

  • Battle of Marston Moor, North Yorkshire: Parliamentary forces under Lords Fairfax and Manchester defeat royalists led by Prince Rupert

Famous Birthdays

  • Abraham a Santa Clara [Johann Ulrich Megerle], German Augustinian friar and preacher, born in Kreenheinstetten, Germany (d. 1709)

Famous Deaths

  • William Gascoigne, English astronomer and mathematician (introduced telescopic sights), is killed in the Battle of Marston Moor at 24
1644 Highlights

About July 2, 1644

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 377 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer