Historical Events In 1542
Tuesday, 07 April 2020
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 Portuguese under ChristovĂŁo da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of BaĂ§ente in the year 1542.
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 in the year 1542.
Feb 22 Santino Garsi, composer on this day in history.
May 06 In the year 1542 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 In the year 1542 richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
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 on this day in history.
Jun 27 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain in the year 1542.
Jul 06 On this day in history elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
Jul 12 French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders on this day in history.
Jul 21 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium) in the year 1542.
Aug 02 In the year 1542 french troops leave Flanders
Aug 23 On this day in history 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 CristovĂŁo da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) on this day in history.
Sep 16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded on this day in history.
Sep 21 Juan BoscĂˇn AlmogĂˇver, Spanish poet on this day in history.
Sep 28 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
Oct 04 On this day in history roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat
Oct 07 On this day in history explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
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 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 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James in the year 1542.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 14 In the year 1542 james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30