Historical Events For 1542
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Jan 10 In the year 1542 gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
Jan 21 On this day in history parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
Feb 02 On this day in history portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
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 in the year 1542.
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 Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R in the year 1542.
May 21 On this day in history spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River
Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke) in the year 1542.
Jun 19 Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer on this day in history.
Jun 24 Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint in the year 1542.
Jun 27 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain on this day in history.
Jul 06 On this day in history elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
Jul 12 On this day in history french troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
Jul 21 In the year 1542 pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
Aug 02 In the year 1542 french troops leave Flanders
Aug 23 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code in the year 1542.
Aug 24 In the year 1542 conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
Aug 28 In the year 1542 turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557)
Aug 29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) on this day in history.
Sep 16 On this day in history diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
Sep 21 On this day in history juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
Sep 28 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay on this day in history.
Oct 04 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat on this day in history.
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) in the year 1542.
Oct 15 On this day in history djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)
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 In the year 1542 battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
Dec 07 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) on this day in history.
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.