2017-09-28 14:41:15 UTC
January 14 – The Hampton Court Conference is held between James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of the Puritans. Work begins on the Authorized King James Version of the Bible and revision of the Book of Common Prayer.
June – Ottoman–Safavid War (1603–18): Shāh Abbas I of Persia's Safavid army captures the city of Yerevan from the Ottoman Empire after a siege. At this time the Shāh begins the expulsion of Armenians from Jolfa to New Julfa in his capital of Isfahan; more than 25,000 die during the exodus.
August 18 – England concludes the Treaty of London with Spain, ending the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604), an intermittent conflict within the Eighty Years' War.
September 1 – Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the religious text of Sikhism, is installed at Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar.
September 20 – Ostend is captured by Spanish forces under Ambrogio Spinola after a 3-year siege.
October 4 – Za Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia, is killed in battle with the forces of Za Sellase, who restores his cousin Yaqob to the throne.
October 9 – The supernova which becomes known as Kepler's Supernova (SN 1604) is first observed from the northern parts of the Italian Peninsula. From October 17, Johannes Kepler begins a year's observation of it from Prague. There won't be another "naked-eye" supernova to be seen until 1987. As of 2017, this is the last supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
November 1 – First recorded performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, at the Palace of Whitehall in London.
December 26 (St. Stephen's night) – First recorded performance of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, before King James I of England in the banqueting hall of Whitehall Palace.
The Sikh holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib is compiled and edited by Guru Arjan.
France begins settling Acadia, first successful French North American colony.
Before 1 October, Huntingdon Beaumont completes the Wollaton Wagonway, built to transport coal from the mines at Strelley to Wollaton just west of Nottingham, England, the world's oldest wagonway with provenance.
The Table Alphabeticall, the first known English dictionary to be organized by alphabetical ordering, is published.
First publication of Christopher Marlowe's play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, in London.
Lancelot de Casteau's L'Ouverture de cuisine published in Liège, including the first printed recipe for choux pastry.
According to legend, the vault of Christian Rosenkreuz is discovered.
The Papacy is expected to fall this year by Tobias Hess and Simon Studion according to their correspondence in 1597.