On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1579

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Anti-English uprising in Ireland

Historic ExpeditionFrancis Drake Lands in California

Sir Francis Drake lands on 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