Here are some one liners...
Silver Production Quadruples as the Miners Go Mad -- The Spaniards begin using mercury to process their silver ore. It increases production but the heavy metals cause brain damage in the miners.
Western Europe Lives or Dies Today, October 7th, 1571 -- This is a battle for the existence of Western Europe as we know it. It is one of the greatest battles of all time.
The Royal Exchange Opens... Alcohol Served Regularly -- Here comes Gresham's Law on bad money chasing out the good... except that he never said it.