Historical Events for Year 1579
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Jan 6th - Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
Jan 6th - The Union of Atrecht is signed.
Jan 7th - England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland
Jan 23rd - Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
Jan 25th - Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
Mar 5th - Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
Mar 6th - Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
Mar 23rd - Friesland joins Union of Utrecht
Apr 11th - Venlo joins Union of Utrecht
May 7th - Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
May 17th - Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian
Jun 17th - Anti-English uprising in Ireland
Jun 17th - Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"
Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake Jul 8th - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
Jul 21st - Mechelen surrenders to Duke of Parma
Jul 26th - Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
Jul 28th - Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
Jul 29th - Antwerp request union with Utrecht
Jul 29th - King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez & princess van Eboli
Aug 8th - Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory
Aug 17th - Francois van Anjou visits English Queen Elizabeth I
Sep 13th - Breda forms Union of Utrecht