On This Day

What Happened in March 1579

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 1 British admiral and explorer Francis Drake surprises and captures the Spanish treasure ship Nuestra Señora de la Concepción off the coast of Peru, Drake's richest plunder [1]

  • Mar 5 Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • Mar 6 Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • Mar 23 Friesland joins Union of Utrecht