1586 in History
January 15 Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
February 4 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor of Netherlands
March 8 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
June 19 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, North Carolina
July 27 Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
July 28 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
September 22 Battle at Zutphen: English vs Dutch army
October 2 Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
October 14 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
December 3 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia
December 15 Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp