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July 1586 in History

Events in History

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Jul 27 Walter Raleigh brings the 1st tobacco to England from Virginia

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
  • Jul 28 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Thomas Hooker, American colonial clergyman (known as "the father of Connecticut"), born in Marefield, Leicestershire, England (d. 1647)
  • Jul 7 Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)