Historical Events for Year 1587
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Jan 29th - Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain
Feb 1st - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
Mar 1st - Puritan English parliamentary leader Sir Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
Apr 29th - Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet ("singeing the King of Spain's beard")
Jul 22nd - 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
Aug 5th - Spanish troops conquer Lock
Aug 18th - Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
Aug 19th - Sigismund III becomes king of Poland
Oct 20th - Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
Oct 31st - Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
Nov 24th - Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
Nov 27th - Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke
Dec 17th - The Earl of Leicester's army leaves Netherlands