On This Day

July 1519 in History

Events in History

The Protestant Reformation

Jul 16 Public debate between Martin Luther and theologian Johann Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, during which Luther denies the divine right of the Pope

  • Jul 25 San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba

Historic Event

Jul 26 Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America


Birthdays in History

  • Jul 20 Pope Innocent IX [Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591), born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1591)