1578 in History
January 31 Battle of Gembloers
February 13 Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
March 10 Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir 20,000 pounds to aid Dutch rebellion
April 1 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
June 11 England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US
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 10 Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen