Events:

1540 – Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
1914 – World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Births:

1347 – Queen Margaret of Naples (d. 1412)
1860 – Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)

Deaths:

450 – Theodosius II, Byzantine Emperor (b. 401)
1057 – Pope Victor II (b. c. 1018)
1128 – William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
1230 – Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (b. 1176)
1844 – Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I (b. 1768)
1849 – King Charles Albert of Sardinia (b. 1798)

 

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