Historical Events for Year 1578
Events 1 - 11 of 11
Jan 31st - Battle of Gembloers (Gembloux); Dutch and English forces overcame the Spanish
Feb 13th - Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
Mar 10th - Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
Apr 27th - Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
May 31st - Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool's gold, used to pave streets in London.
Jun 11th - England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize North America
Jul 2nd - Martin Frobisher sights Baffin Island.
Aug 2nd - Battle of Rijmenam
Aug 4th - Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
Aug 13th - Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
Oct 10th - Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen