On This Day

Historical Events in 1584

  • Jan 7 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire
  • Jan 17 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
  • Jan 22 Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)

InventionHistoric Invention

Mar 25 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
  • Apr 7 Ieper surrenders to duke Van Parma
  • May 16 7 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond, Blokker and St Pietersdal
  • May 30 Earl Adolf of Nieuwenaar and Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland
  • Jul 10 Spanish army leader Richebourg conquers Liefkenshoek, Belgium
  • Sep 15 San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
  • Sep 17 Gent surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • Nov 10 Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland
  • Nov 23 English parliament expels Jesuits