On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1581

Historical Events


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Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

1581 Highlights

About April 4, 1581

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 439 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries