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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1578 AD

January

January 31: Battle of Gembloers

February

February 13: Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system

March

March 10: Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir 20,000 pounds to aid Dutch rebellion

April

April 1: William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation

June

June 11: England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US

August

August 2: Battle of Rijmenam
August 4: Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
August 13: Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands

October

October 10: Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen
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