What Happened in October 1520

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain

Historic Event

Oct 15 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

Historic Event

Oct 21 Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean

Royal Coronation

Oct 23 King Carlos I crowned German emperor Charles V


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Famous Deaths

  • Oct 28 Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter