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 This day in History - July 26
377 Historic Events for July 26
796

Offa, king of Mercia (75.-796)

Death
811

Battle at Pliska: Bulgarian under monarch Krum beat Byzantine

Event
811

Nicephorus I, Byzantine Emperor (802-11), dies in battle

Death
1267

Inquistion forms in Rome under pope Clement IV

Event
1342

Charles I Robert van Anjou, King of Hungary (1307-42), dies

Death
1467

Ferdinand II, King of Naples

Birth
1471

Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italian Pope (1464-71), dies at 54

Death
1497

"Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbecks army lands in Cork

Event
1499

Alonso dhe Ojeda discovers Curacao Island

Event
1519

Pizarro receives royal charter for S American west coast

Event
1524

James I (12) becomes king of Scotland

Event
1529

Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

Event
1533

Atahualpo, Inca ruler, dies

Death
1541

Francisco Pizarro, Spanish explorer, murdered in Lima

Death
1576

Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst

Event
1579

Francis Drake leaves SF to cross Pacific Ocean

Event
1588

John Hawkins becomes a knight

Event
1630

Charles Emanuel I, the Great, Duke of Savoy (Peace of Lyon), dies

Death
1656

Rembrandt declares he is insolvent

Event
1663

France annexes Venaissin

Event
1677

Michael Franck, composer, dies at 68

Death
1678

Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)

Birth
1678

England and Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France

Event
1680

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies

Death
1694

Johann Samuel Endler, composer

Birth