1587 in History
January 29 Deventer and Zutphen surrender to Spain
February 1 English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence
March 1 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
March 12 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
April 19 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain and sinks Spanish fleet
July 22 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
August 5 Spanish troops conquer Lock
August 19 Sigismund III becomes king of Poland
October 20 Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
November 24 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
November 27 Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break
December 17 Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands