2017-08-24 01:41:13 UTC
April 29 – Singeing the King of Spain's Beard: On an expedition against Spain, English privateer Sir Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet.
July 22 – Roanoke Colony: A group of English settlers arrive on Roanoke Island off of North Carolina, to re-establish the deserted colony.
August 18 – According to legend, Saul Wahl is named king of Poland.
According to legend, Saul Wahl is deposed.
Polish and Lithuanian nobles elect Sigismund III Vasa as their king.
August 27 – Governor John White leaves the Roanoke Colony to get more supplies from England.
October 1 – Shāh ‘Abbās I "The Great" succeeds as Shahanshah of Iran.
October 20 – Battle of Coutras: Huguenot forces under Henry of Navarre defeat Royalist forces under Anne de Joyeuse, favorite of King Henry; Joyeuse is killed.
October 31 – Leiden University Library opens its doors, after its founding in 1575.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi attacks Kyūshū.
The first Filipinos in North America land in Morro Bay, near San Luis Obispo, California.
A severe famine breaks out in China, during the Ming Dynasty.
The Rose (theatre) is founded in London by Philip Henslowe.
The chapbook Historia von D. Johann Fausten, printed by Johann Spies in Frankfurt, is the first published version of the Faust story.
Everard Digby's De Arte Natandi, the first treatise on swimming in England, is published.
St. Dominic's Church, Macau is established.