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 This day in History - July 21
368 Historic Events for July 21
230

St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
365

Alexandria hit by Earthquake; about 50,000 die

Event
866

John appointed bishop of the kingdom

Event
905

Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured

Event
976

Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria

Event
1160

Peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies

Death
1320

Count Louis of Nevers marries 8-year old daughter of Philips V

Event
1425

Manuel Paleologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425)/writer, dies

Death
1515

St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest

Birth
1540

John I Z polyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies

Death
1542

Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)

Event
1544

Ren‚ of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle

Death
1568

Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion

Event
1579

Mechelen surrenders to duke of Parma

Event
1588

English fleet defeats Spanish armada

Event
1595

Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island

Event
1620

Jean Picard, French astronomer

Birth
1664

Matthew Prior, English poet

Birth
1669

John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved

Event
1676

Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)

Birth
1683

Lord William Russell, English plotter against Charles II, beheaded

Death
1693

Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance

Birth
1706

Pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)

Birth
1717

Niccol• Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies

Death
1730

States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"

Event