Historical Events For 1542
Friday, 24 November 2017
Jan 10 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 on this day in history.
Jan 21 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard in the year 1542.
Feb 02 Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente in the year 1542.
Feb 13 Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded on this day in history.
Feb 13 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery on this day in history.
Feb 22 On this day in history santino Garsi, composer
May 06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time in the year 1542.
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 In the year 1542 richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
Jun 19 In the year 1542 leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
Jun 24 Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint on this day in history.
Jun 27 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain in the year 1542.
Jul 06 In the year 1542 elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
Jul 12 In the year 1542 french troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
Jul 21 On this day in history pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
Aug 02 French troops leave Flanders in the year 1542.
Aug 23 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code in the year 1542.
Aug 24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on this day in history.
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 In the year 1542 diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
Sep 21 Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet on this day in history.
Sep 28 In the year 1542 juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
Oct 04 On this day in history roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat
Oct 07 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast in the year 1542.
Oct 14 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605) on this day in history.
Oct 15 Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605) on this day in history.
Oct 27 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies in the year 1542.
Nov 22 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America in the year 1542.
Nov 24 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James in the year 1542.
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 on this day in history.