Historical Events For 1542
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Jan 10 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1542 parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
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 In the year 1542 catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
Feb 13 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery on this day in history.
Feb 22 In the year 1542 santino Garsi, composer
May 06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time on this day in history.
May 21 On this day in history hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R
May 21 On this day in history spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River
Jun 15 On this day in history richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
Jun 19 In the year 1542 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 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain in the year 1542.
Jul 06 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg in the year 1542.
Jul 12 On this day in history french troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
Jul 21 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium) in the year 1542.
Aug 02 On this day in history french troops leave Flanders
Aug 23 On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
Aug 24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain in the year 1542.
Aug 28 In the year 1542 turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557)
Aug 29 On this day in history 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 In the year 1542 juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
Sep 28 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
Oct 04 In the year 1542 roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat
Oct 07 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast on this day in history.
Oct 14 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605) in the year 1542.
Oct 15 Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605) on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1542 abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
Nov 22 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America in the year 1542.
Nov 24 In the year 1542 battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
Dec 07 On this day in history mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)
Dec 08 The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven in the year 1542.
Dec 14 James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 in the year 1542.