January 1 - In the Gregorian calendar, January 1 is declared as the first day
of the year, instead of March 25.
February 8 - King James I
of England disbands the English Parliament.
March 22 - In the Jamestown massacre, Algonquian Indians kill 347 English
settlers around Jamestown, Virginia (1/3 of the colony's population).Etienne Brulé
is the first European to see Lake Superior.
Portugal loses control of the island of Ormuz, after 107 years.Albertus Magnus
is beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.Births
January 15 - Molière
, French playwright.
November 18 - King Charles X
February 6 - Catharina van den Houte
August 28 - Catarina van der Willigen
January 23 - William Baffin
February 11 - Alfonso Fontanelli
May 20 - Osman II
, sultan of Turkey.Melchior Adam
- German divine and biographer.To my Homepage