On This Day

Events in History in 1484

  • 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