A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

NAMvEx1573Feb11First European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
GBMvEx Aug07Francis Drake’s fleet returns to Plymouth
SAMvEx1577Nov15Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
GBMvEx Dec13Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
NAMvEx1579Jun17Sir Francis Drake enters San Francisco Bay, lands on the coast of California & claims it for England
NAMvEx Jul26Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
GBMvEx1580Sep26Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England
GBScGv1581Apr04Francis Drake, after completing the first circumnavigation of the world, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard his ship, the Golden Hind
SPCfSk1587Apr19Sir Francis Drake sails into Cadiz, Spain, and sinks the Spanish fleet
??????1590Jul06English Admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag
NAScBd1596Jan27Sir Francis Drake dies of dysentery off the coast of Panama

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