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1541

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado explores Kansas. (Kansas - Man of Steel)

26th June: Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by Spanish rivals . (Lima, Peru - The Royal Hunt of the Sun)

1544

13th March: Takeda Harunobu advances on Suwa in Shinano with an army of 20,000 men. Yamamoto Kansuke negotiates peace terms with Lord Suwa Yorishige. Suwa will be assassinated within the month on Takeda's orders. (Shinano, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1545

14th January: Takeda Harunobu's army attacks Suwa; the Suwa army sallies from Takashima Castle to Fumonji Temple. (Shinano, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1546

Francisco de Orellana disappears in the Amazon looking for the Crystal Skull. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

3rd March: Princess Yu, daughter of the slain Lord Suwa Yorishige, presents Lord Takeda Harunobu with a son. The new prince unites the noble bloodlines of Takeda and Suwa. (Kai, Japan - Samurai Banners)

15th March: Takeda Harunobu attacks Toishi Castle in Murakami's domain in Shinano; however, aided by the rugged terrain and expecting Murakami reinforcements, the castle commander, Kasahara Kiyoshige, resists strongly. (Shinano, Japan - Samurai Banners)

November: Fransisco de Oreallana goes missing searching for the mythical El Dorado (Amazon River - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

1547

28th January: King Henry VIII dies. (Lady Jane)

29th September: Miguel de Cervantes is born. (Madrid, Spain - Cervantes)

9th October: Miguel de Cervantes is baptized. (Alcala de Heraves, Spain - Cervantes)

1548

17th February: The Takeda and Murakami armies clash at Uedagahara once again. (Uedagahara, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1551

20th February: Lord Takeda Harunobu and Yamamoto Kansuke shave their heads and become monks; it took Kansuke three years to persuade Takeda to take holy orders; Takeda agrees in order to be reborn an even more powerful general; he takes the new name of Takeda Shingen. (Kai, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1553

25th May: Lady Jane Grey marries Lord Guilford Dudley. (England - Lady Jane)

July: Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen, for just over a week. (Lady Jane)

1554

12th February: Lady Jane Grey beheaded. (London - Lady Jane)

1555

Connor's mother is burned at the stake, and in his failed attempt to save her he kills Jacob Kell and Father Rieney. (Glencoe & Glenfinnan, Scotland - Highlander: Endgame)

24th February: The army of Uesgi Kenshin marches on Shinano. Takeda Shige's army camps a Unnodaira in Shinano; Takeda's 15,000 men face down 6,000 Uesugi troops; for three days, neither side moves. (Shinano, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1558

17th November: Elizabeth I crowned Queen. (England - Elizabeth)

17th November: Mary I dies. (England - Elizabeth)

1560

3rd November: Construction of Kaizu Castle at Kawanakajima is finally complete; Young Lord Katsuyori, age 14, is installed as head of the province. (Kawanakajima, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1561

4th August: Uesugi marches from Kasuga Castle with an army of 13,000 men destined for Kawanakajima. (Kawanakajima, Japan - Samurai Banners)

7th August: With Fuurinkazan banners in hand, the Takeda army departs from Kofucha with 18,000 men oraganized into 18 troops. (Kofucha, Japan - Samurai Banners)

September: At the Battle of Kawanakajima, Takeda army strategist, Yamamoto Kansuke Haruyuki, finds himself outwitted by Uesugi Shingen when Takeda troops are drawn out of their strategically superior position in Kaizu Castle. His vanguard surrounded, Kansuke is forced to defend himself on open ground. Blinded in one eye, he is finally brought down by a Uesugi spearsman. (Kawanakajima, Japan - Samurai Banners)

1564

26th February: Christopher Marlowe is baptized. (Canterbury, England - Shakespeare in Love)

23rd April: William Shakespeare is born. (The Number 23)

1567

24th July: Mary, Queen of Scots deposed. (Lochleven Castle, Scotland - Mary, Queen of Scots)

1569

A year in a French dictionary. (Taking Lives)

1571

August: Dr Gerald Finney time-travels briefly from 1971 via self-hypnosis. (Venice - Somewhere In Time)

1572

24th August: Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre. (Paris, France - Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages)

1579

17th June: Sir Francis Drake claims California for Queen Elizabeth I of England. (north of present-day San Francisco, California - Elizabeth)

1583

Veronica Franco becomes a courtesan . (Venice - Dangerous Beauty)

1585

A British privateer raids Spanish ships with his queen's permission in 1585. (The Sea Hawk)

1586

Seven samurai defend a villiage from bandits. (Japan - Seven Samurai)

1587

A year in a French dictionary next to the word "Garum." (Taking Lives)

8th February: Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded from treason. (England - Elizabeth: The Golden Age)

1588

8th August: Spanish Armada. (English Channel - Billy Madison)

1589

Captain Archibald Fritton lands aboard Lord Pomfrey's ship and steals its valuables. Lord Pomfrey declares he will have his revenge, whether it takes two years, twenty years or 420 years. (The High Seas - St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold)

1590

Heather MacLeod dies. (Highlander)

Over 100 people vanish - the only clue is "Croatoan" carved on a tree, presumed to mean that they had moved to Croatoan Island some 50 miles away, despite no trace of them being found there. (Roanoke Island - Mindhunters)

Shakespeare falls in love with Viola De Lesseps. (Shakespeare in Love)

1593

18th May: Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe. (Shakespeare in Love)

30th May: Playwright Christopher Marlowe is killed in a brawl over a bar tab on this day. (Shakespeare in Love)

June: William Shakespeare begins work on his great play "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daugther". (London, England - Shakespeare in Love)

1604

10th October: Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans. (Alien Vs. Predator)

1605

Pero Fernando de Quieros passes through the fogbank surrounding the island and lands on the "Beach of the Skull." He hears a roar. (South of the Tuamotu Archipelago - King Kong)

5th November: Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up the Houses of Parliament. (London - V for Vendetta)

1606

31st January: Guy Fawkes is hung, drawn and quartered. (London - V for Vendetta)

15th July: The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born. (Leiden, Netherlands - Rembrandt)

1607

The ships carrying John Smith and others land in Virginia. (Virginia - The New World)

1608

McGinty's Irish Pub is established. (The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day)

1613

Johannes van Hoytl the younger is born. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

1616

13th April: Rebecca Rolfe, formerly Pocahontas, dies of an illness. (England - The New World)

23rd April: William Shakespeare dies, after having lived in Los Angeles for some time. (Los Angeles - L.A. Story)

23rd April: William Shakespeare dies. (The Number 23)

1622

Mary McTarry is raped by the Campbells. (Casino Royale)

Duncan MacLeod revealed to be an immortal. (Highlander)

A year in a French dictionary. (Taking Lives)

1625

Connor MacLeod meets Duncan . (Glen Fruin, Scotland - Highlander: Endgame)

1626

The earliest year that One-Eyed Willy could have started making tunnels. (Near Astoria, Oregon - The Goonies)

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