February 5 - Roger Williams
emigrates to Boston.
May 10 - During the Thirty Years' War imperial troops storm the German city
of Magdeburg and commit a massacre. About 20,000 inhabitants are killed.
May 18 - In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of
office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
Moses Amyraut's Traite des Religions is published.
Algerine pirates sack Baltimore, Ireland.Births
, English poet and writer.Isaac du Ryer
, French poet (date approximate).To my Homepage