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


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1506 Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26) born


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1534 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88) born


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1535 Sir Thomas More goes on trial in England charged with treason

Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More










1536 – Mary and Elizabeth declared illegitimate by Parliament

Princess mary

young Princess Mary


young Princess Elizabeth










1543 – The Treaties of Greenwich are signed, approving of a marriage between Prince Edward and Mary, Queen of Scots

1690 Army of Protestant King William III defeats deposed Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland

1766Jean-François de la Barre, a young French nobleman, is tortured and beheaded before his body is burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire‘s Dictionnaire philosophique nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in Abbeville, France.


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