On This Day

Events in History in 1596

  • Jan 31 Catholic League disbanded
  • Apr 17 Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
  • Apr 24 Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • May 18 Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • May 26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • Jun 22 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
  • Jun 30 English and Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • Jul 5 English fleet under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, captures Cadiz
  • Jul 17 At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
  • Aug 3 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
  • Aug 9 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond
  • Sep 5 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • Sep 7 Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • Sep 20 Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • Oct 24 -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • Oct 25 Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
  • Oct 31 English, French & Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Triple Covenant"
  • Nov 29 King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
  • Dec 22 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die