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Historical Events in June 1579

  • Jun 17 Anti-English uprising in Ireland

Historic ExpeditionFrancis Drake Lands in California

Jun 17 Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"
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1590 depiction of Francis Drake's landing in what he called New Albion, now northern California
1590 depiction of Francis Drake's landing in what he called New Albion, now northern California