Although it has undergone rusting it is still able to magnify distant objects five times Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
Despite the setback to art which resulted from the country's break with Catholicism, Dutch painters - notably from the schools of Amsterdam, Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leiden and Utrecht - made a vital contribution to the history of art during this century.
The effect of Protestantism on painting was at first catastrophic.
During the Age of Exploration, the Dutch explorers and cartographers were also the first to systematically observe and map (chart) the largely unknown far sounthern skies – the first significant addition to the topography of the sky since Ptolemy's time.
Among the IAU's 88 modern constellations, there are 15 Dutch-created constellations, including 12 southern constellations.
The Mughals, without a navy, had looked to the Portuguese to protect the ship that took Muslim Indians on their annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and now they turn to the English for this protection.
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the last of his competitors, capturing the Osaka castle. The Tokugawa Period of Japanese history has begun (from 1603 according to some), to last into the 1800s.
Astronomers in the Netherlands claim to have found the oldest working telsecope in the world.
It will be on display in the city of Delft's Prinsenhof museum, which is being reopened by King Willem-Alexander on 23 May The telescope, dating back to the first half of the 17th century is about four inches (10 centimetres) long and is made of tin.
Amsterdam had already taken the place of Antwerp in European trade and economy; it now became a centre for banking.