Concept

August 7

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 461 – Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer.
  • 626 – The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
  • 768 – Pope Stephen III is elected to office, and quickly seeks Frankish protection against the Lombard threat, since the Byzantine Empire is no longer able to help.
  • 936 – Coronation of King Otto I of Germany. *1461 – The Ming dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor. *1479 – Battle of Guinegate: French troops of King Louis XI were defeated by the Burgundians led by Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. 1601–1900 *1679 – The brigantine Le Griffon becomes the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America. *1714 – The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy. *1743 – The Treaty of Åbo ended the 1741–
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