On This Day

What Happened in June 1579

Historical Events

  • Jun 17 Anti-English uprising in Ireland

Historic ExpeditionFrancis Drake Lands in California

Jun 17 English navigator Francis Drake lands on the coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"

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1590 depiction of Francis Drake's landing in what he called New Albion, now northern California
1590 depiction of Francis Drake's landing in what he called New Albion, now northern California
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Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
  • Jun 30 Mehmed Pasha Sokolović, Turkish Janissary