On This Day

What Happened in June 1539

Historical Events


Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
  • Jun 10 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 13 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland (d. 1591)