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1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

1586 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 15
Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army 
Feb 4
Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor-general of the States General of the United Provinces (Netherlands) 
Mar 8
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor 
Jun 19
English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC 
Jul 27
Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia 
Jul 28
Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England 
Sep 22
Battle at Zutphen: English vs Dutch army 
Oct 2
Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army 
Oct 14
Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth 
Dec 3
Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia 
Dec 15
Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp 
Dec 17
Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan. 
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