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1539Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1539Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

1539 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 14
Spain annexes Cuba. 
Feb 1
Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty 
Feb 15
Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo 
Feb 19
Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled 
Apr 19
Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt 
Apr 27
Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar. 
May 30
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida 
Jun 3
Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain 
Jun 10
Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice. 
Dec 29
St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning 
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