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What Happened in 1542

Important Events in 1542

  • Jun 27 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire
  • Aug 23 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
  • Dec 14 Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

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