Concept

May 17

Summary
Events Pre-1600 *1395 – Battle of Rovine: The Wallachians defeat an invading Ottoman army. *1521 – Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason. *1527 – Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men – by 1536 only four survive. *1536 – George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford and four other men are executed for treason.
  • 1536 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage is annulled. *1590 – Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland. 1601–1900 *1642 – Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal. *1648 – Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria in the Battle of Zusmarshausen. *1673 – Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River. *1756 – Seven Years' War formally begins when Great Britain declares war on France *1760 – French forces besieging Quebec retreat after the Royal Navy arrive
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