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1542Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

1542 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 21
Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard 
Feb 2
Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente. 
May 6
Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time. 
Jun 27
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain 
Jul 12
French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders 
Jul 21
Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium) 
Aug 2
French troops leave Flanders 
Aug 23
Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code 
Aug 24
Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain 
Aug 28
Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) - Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and afterwards executed. 
Sep 28
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay 
Oct 7
Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast 
Nov 22
Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America 
Nov 24
Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V 
Dec 14
Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old 
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