What Happened in April 1587

Historical Events

Historic Event

Apr 29 English naval officer Francis Drake sails into Cadiz, Spain and sinks the Spanish fleet, thereby "Singeing the King of Spain's Beard" and delaying the Spanish invasion by a year

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Ivan Lukačić, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 1648)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 John Foxe, English writer and martyrologist (Foxe's Book of Martyrs), dies (b. 1516)
  • Apr 18 John Foxe, English historian (Book of Martyrs), dies