Historical Events In 1542
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1542.
Feb 13 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery on this day in history.
Feb 22 Santino Garsi, composer in the year 1542.
May 06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1542 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 in the year 1542.
Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke) in the year 1542.
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 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
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 On this day in history pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
Aug 02 French troops leave Flanders on this day in history.
Aug 23 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code in the year 1542.
Aug 24 On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
Aug 28 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) in the year 1542.
Aug 29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) on this day in history.
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 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat on this day in history.
Oct 07 In the year 1542 explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
Oct 14 In the year 1542 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 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies in the year 1542.
Nov 22 On this day in history 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 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 In the year 1542 james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30