Historical Events For 1542
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Jan 10 In the year 1542 gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
Jan 21 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard on this day in history.
Feb 02 Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente on this day in history.
Feb 13 Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded in the year 1542.
Feb 13 On this day in history catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
Feb 22 In the year 1542 santino Garsi, composer
May 06 On this day in history francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
May 21 On this day in history hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R
May 21 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River on this day in history.
Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke) in the year 1542.
Jun 19 On this day in history leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
Jun 24 On this day in history juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint
Jun 27 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
Jul 06 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg on this day in history.
Jul 12 French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders in the year 1542.
Jul 21 On this day in history pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
Aug 02 In the year 1542 french troops leave Flanders
Aug 23 In the year 1542 rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
Aug 24 In the year 1542 conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
Aug 28 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) in the year 1542.
Aug 29 In the year 1542 cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
Sep 16 On this day in history diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
Sep 21 Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet in the year 1542.
Sep 28 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
Oct 04 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat in the year 1542.
Oct 07 On this day in history explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
Oct 14 On this day in history abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)
Oct 15 In the year 1542 djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)
Oct 27 On this day in history abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
Nov 22 In the year 1542 spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
Nov 24 In the year 1542 battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
Dec 07 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) in the year 1542.
Dec 08 On this day in history the birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven
Dec 14 James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 in the year 1542.