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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1586 AD

January

January 15: Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

February

February 4: Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor of Netherlands

March

March 8: Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor

June

June 19: English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, North Carolina

July

July 27: Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
July 28: Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe

September

September 22: Battle at Zutphen: English vs Dutch army

October

October 2: Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
October 14: Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

December

December 3: Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia
December 15: Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
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