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Historical Events in 1569

World’s First National State LotteryWorld’s First National State Lottery

Jan 11 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral

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The world-famous Sydney Opera House cost $102 million to build, largely paid for by a state lottery
The world-famous Sydney Opera House cost $102 million to build, largely paid for by a state lottery
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  • Feb 7 King Philip II forms Inquisition in South America
  • Mar 13 Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
  • Mar 20 Duke of Alva leads "tenth penning" in Les Ponts de Cé
  • Jul 1 Latvian Parliament accepts Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland
  • Jul 10 Coronation of John III, King of Sweden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • Aug 27 Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Duke of Norfolk arrested by Queen Elizabeth I for conspiring to marry Mary Queen of Scots

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Oct 3 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
  • Nov 9 Catholic uprising under the Dukes of Northumberland & Westmoreland
  • Nov 28 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • Dec 15 Hunted by Queen Elizabeth I for treason in "The Rising of the North", Charles Neville, Earl of Westmorland, escapes to Scotland.