On This Day

What Happened in July 1645

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jul 10 Battle at Langport, Somerset: Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army beats Royalists

  • Jul 13 Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Tsar of Russia
  • Jul 21 Manchu Prince Grogon issues edict that all Han Chinese men shave front of their head and wear hair in queues in the Manchu style

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, Scottish politician
  • Jul 22 Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58
  • Jul 23 Michael I, first Russian Tsar of the House of Romanov (1613-45), dies at 49