On This Day

What Happened in June 1542

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
  • Jun 24 St. John of the Cross [Juan de Yepes y Álvarez], Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet, born in Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain (d. 1591)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 19 Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer