July 24,1132 – Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
1148 Louis VII of France laid siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade. 1411 Battle of Harlaw, Highland and Lowland Scots clash at 'Red Harlaw' - one of the bloodiest battles of Scottish history. 1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands held a strike against a ban on foreign beer. 1534 French explorer Jacques Cartier planted a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France. 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and was replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.