On This Day

Historical Events in 1484

  • Jan 23 Parliament of English King Richard III opens, passes Titulus Regis, (Richard's right to the throne)

Historic Event

Mar 26 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables

  • Jul 6 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
  • Jul 22 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured
  • Aug 29 Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII