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Notable Historical Events - 1540

1540Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so

1540Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

1540English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court

1540 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 9
The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester) 
Feb 14
Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels 
Feb 25
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico 
Mar 19
Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic" 
Apr 29
Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended 
May 4
Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople 
Jun 3
Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so 
Jun 10
Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster 
Jun 24
English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court 
Jun 29
English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic 
Jul 23
Turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary 
Aug 15
Arequipa, Peru, is founded. 
Aug 25
Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River 
Aug 29
Emperor Karel deprives city Gent of its definitive rights and privileges 
Sep 27
Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola 
Oct 2
Venice/Turkey signs peace 
Oct 11
Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan 
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