1603 in History
March 24 Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England
March 30 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
April 5 New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
July 17 Sir Walter Ralegh arrested
August 22 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
October 20 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
December 18 Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies