On This Day

Events in History in 1574

  • Jan 29 Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
  • Feb 9 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
  • Feb 18 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • Feb 19 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands, surrenders
  • Feb 23 France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • Apr 14 Battle of Mookerhei - D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
  • May 30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
  • May 30 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
  • Jun 18 Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland
  • Aug 30 Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Guru
  • Sep 13 Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
  • Oct 1 -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
  • Oct 3 The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
  • Oct 28 Prince Willem of Orange installs university
  • Nov 22 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.