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Notable Historical Events - 1579

1579Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"

1579Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory

1579Francois van Anjou visits English Queen Elizabeth I

1579Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

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