On July 24
1148 Louis VII of France laid siege to Damascus during the Second
1411 Battle of Harlaw: Highland and Lowland Scots clashed at Red
Harlaw, which was one of the bloodiest battles of Scottish history.
1487 Citizens of
Leeuwarden, Netherlands held a strike against a ban on foreign beer.
Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and was replaced by her one-year-old
son, James VI.