Segovia is located on the plains of Old Castile, near Valladolid and the Spanish capital, Madrid. Segovia is one of nine provinces that make up the autonomous region of Castile and León. Burgos and Valladolid lie to the north, Ávila to the west, Madrid to the south, and Soria to the east.
1602 – Anglo-Spanish War: An English fleet intercepted and attacked six Spanish galleys in the Dover Straits.; 1876 – Texas A&M University opened as the first public institution of higher education in the U.S. state.