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Date Event
Jan 15
Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic 
Feb 19
Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant 
Feb 24
Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar 
Mar 18
Prince William of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp 
Apr 3
French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen 
Apr 16
Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina. 
Jun 20
Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines 
Jun 21
The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan. 
Jul 2
Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide. 
Jul 22
Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft 
Aug 22
King James IV of Scotland captured 
Aug 23
French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders 
Oct 4
Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states 
Oct 5
Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries 
Oct 15
Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days 
Dec 10
France begins use of Gregorian calendar 
Dec 14
Zealand/Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25 
Dec 15
Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine 
Dec 15
Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar 
Dec 21
Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 
Dec 25
Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th 
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