On This Day

August 1576 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, at the time world's most advanced research institution

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe

Deaths in History

  • Aug 27 Titian [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague