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  • Apr 12 England adopts the Union Flag, replaced in 1801 by current Union Flag/Union Jack
  • May 16 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia
  • Jun 25 Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
  • Jun 25 St Jansday is forbidden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.

Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Oct 1 Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
  • Nov 11 Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
  • Dec 20 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia