What Happened in 1606

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Historical Events

  • Apr 12 England adopts the Union Flag, replaced in 1801 by current Union Flag the Union Jack
  • May 16 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia
  • Jun 25 Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
  • Jun 25 St Jansday is forbidden
  • Aug 7 Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I
  • Oct 1 Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
  • Nov 11 Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
  • Dec 20 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia

Did You Know?

Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I

On August 7, 1606


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