On This Day

Historical Events in 1604

  • Apr 25 Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
  • May 6 Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina
  • May 12 Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
  • Aug 20 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
  • Sep 20 Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende
  • Oct 8 Supernova "Kepler's nova" first sighted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented

  • Dec 31 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam