Here are some one liners...
Copernicus and the List of Forbidden Books -- Astronomers have been using a book published by Copernicus in 1593 about the Earth orbiting around the Sun rather than the apparent observational conclusion. The book is added to the List of Prohibited Books.
In Search of El Dorado... Again -- Sir Walter Raleigh has convinced King James to let him go on a search for the City of Gold. He is dying to go and it's going to kill him in the end.
Notable Births and Deaths -- William Shakespeare is dead and the tallest woman in the world is born.
Copernicus and the List of Forbidden BooksA short time before his death Copernicus handed his book to the Bishop of Culm who was also a family friend. The Bishop took the book to Nuremberg and published it in 1593. It theorized that the Earth orbits the Sun which was a radical notion, but few realized how radical the book was at the time. It was too technical so only astronomers bought it. Current observations of the heavens by astronomers have brought the book to the attention of the Church. The title has now been entered into the book of prohibited works called The List of Forbidden Books. Many books regarding the heliocentric model of the universe (the idea that the Earth, the planets and the stars orbit the Sun) will be included on the list. Years later the books will fall off of the List. By 1966 the List itself will become more of a suggestion than a rule. It will cease publication long before then.   
In Search of El Dorado... AgainSir Walter Raleigh is determined to find El Dorado, the City of Gold, even if it kills him... and it will. He has been detained in the Tower of London for treason but he has managed to talk King James into letting him take an expedition to Guyana in South America to find the lost city of gold... and return with gold for the King, of course. King James extracts a promise on threat of death that Sir Walter will do nothing to upset the Spaniards. The King doesn't want trouble, but Sir Walter is 60 years old. How much trouble could he find? Plenty. By next year he will launch his expedition. His ships will be manned by thugs, so to keep them from mutinying, Sir Walter stays on board and sends his son to do the exploring. His son soon finds a Spanish town and the musket balls start flying. His son his killed and the expedition never finds gold. Sir Walter returns home a failure. Since any shootout with the Spaniards qualifies as a breach of charter... along with the previous treason, Sir Walter Raleigh will lose his head in 1618. As he takes that last long walk to the executioner, he will toss his hat to a bald man and say, "You need this, my friend, more than I do."  
Notable Births and Deaths
- The illegitimate son of King Gustav the 2nd of Sweden (that wonderful guy that historians love) is born. His name is Gustav too. 
- "The Big Girl" is born. She will become the tallest woman in history at 8 foot 4 inches. 
- William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet dies from unknown causes... after a big night of drinking. He was 52. 
- Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, dies from cirrhosis of the liver. One can die of cirrhosis without hard drinking, but probably he was a drinker.