What Happened in June 1540

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Historical Events


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Jun 3 Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto

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Jun 10 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell

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Jun 24 English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Jun 29 Former Lord Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer of England Thomas Cromwell indicted as heretic

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Charles I of Austria (d. 1590)
  • Jun 11 Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)
  • Jun 23 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer