Concept

July 26

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 657 – First Fitna: In the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I.
  • 811 – Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded.
  • 920 – Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at the Battle of Valdejunquera. *1309 – The Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V. *1509 – The Emperor Krishnadevaraya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire. *1529 – Francisco Pizarro González, Spanish conquistador, is appointed governor of Peru. *1579 – Francis Drake, the English explorer, discovers a "fair and good" bay on the coast of the Pacific Northwest (probably Oregon or Washington). *1581 – Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): The northern Low Countries declare their independence f
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