On This Day

Events in History in October 1520

  • Oct 7 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain

Historic Event

Oct 15 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Historic Event

Oct 21 Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean

Royal Coronation

Oct 23 King Carlos I crowned German emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V