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Notable Historical Events - 1520

1520Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

1520King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1520King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais

1520Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

1520Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs

1520Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force

1520 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 18
Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde 
Jan 19
Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund. 
Jun 6
France & England sign treaty of Scotland 
Jun 30
Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs 
Jun 30
The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan. 
Jul 7
Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force 
Jul 10
King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais 
Sep 30
Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566) 
Oct 7
1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain 
Oct 15
King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall 
Oct 21
Exploer Ferdinand Magellen and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean 
Oct 23
King Carlos I crowned German emperor Charles V 
Nov 4
Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden 
Nov 8
Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people. 
Nov 9
Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles 
Nov 20
Friesland hit by heavy hail storm 
Nov 28
Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean 
Dec 10
Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant 
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