On This Day

November 8, 1658 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet prevails over the Dutch fleet during the 2nd Northern War

Deaths in History

  • Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound, at age 59