This Day in History: 4 July

Events: 1120 – Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death. 1534 – Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye. 1652 – Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris 1776 – US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain … [More]

This Day in History: 3 July

  Events: 1035 – William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087. 1557 – Mary and Philip set out for Dover for war with France             Birthdays: 1423 – Louis XI, King of France (1461-83)               Deaths: 1642 – Maria de’ … [More]

This Day in History: 2 July

Events: 1505 – After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk 1681 – Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason 1687 – King James II disbands English parliament 1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to … [More]

This Day in History: 1 July

1200 – In China, sunglasses are invented.  To learn more, click here. 1252 – King Alfonso X “el Sabio” of Castile/Leon crowned 1347 – Engagement of Count Louis of Male to Margaretha, daughter of Jan III 1481 – Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559) born               … [More]

This Day in History: 30 June

1286 – John de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey, English politician (d. 1347) born 1470 – Charles VIII, King of France born. For more info on Charles Vlll, go to: The History Learning Site                   1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard Set off on their Progress … [More]

This Day in History: 29 June

1312 – Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII crowned. “Unique Silk Cloth Found in Emperor Henry Vll’s Coffin“ – Read here.   Holy Roman Emperor, Henry Vll 1397 – John II of Aragon born. King of Aragon from 1458 until 1479. He was the son of Ferdinand I and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. John is regarded as … [More]