1561 events in history

Mar 2 Mendoza, Argentina is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo
Mar 31 The city of San Cristóbal, Táchira is founded
Jul 2 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz
Jul 12 Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated
Aug 19 Mary, Queen of Scots, who was 18-years-old, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France
Aug 24 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony
Sep 9 The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy at Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants
Sep 10 Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima – Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts