On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1644

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, introduced telescopic sights, is killed at 24