What Happened in August 1590

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Historical Events

  • Aug 17 John White returns to Roanoke, NC to find no trace of colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
  • Aug 17 The Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find everyone in the colony has disappeared.
  • Aug 30 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 19 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 27 Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], Pope (1585-90), dies at 68
  • Aug 31 Floris Thin, politician/land advocate of Utrecht, dies