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Notable Historical Events - 1581

1581James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

1581Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

1581 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 16
English parliament passes laws against Catholicism 
Jan 28
James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland 
Mar 25
Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal 
Apr 1
Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II 
Apr 4
Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford 
Apr 15
Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal 
Jul 14
English jesuit Edmund Campion arrested 
Jul 24
States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange 
Aug 2
Leiden University names Snellius math professor 
Oct 15
Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine", is staged in Paris 
Nov 29
Doornik (Tournai) surrenders to Duke of Parma 
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