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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1587 AD

January

January 29: Deventer and Zutphen surrender to Spain

February

February 1: English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence

March

March 1: English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
March 12: English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower

April

April 19: Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain and sinks Spanish fleet

July

July 22: 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC

August

August 5: Spanish troops conquer Lock
August 19: Sigismund III becomes king of Poland

October

October 20: Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League

November

November 24: Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
November 27: Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break

December

December 17: Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
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