January 4: Charles I
attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long
Parliament, but they escape. Beginning of English Civil War.
March 1: Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine)
becomes the first incorporated city in America.
May 17 - Sieur de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal.
July: Charles I
besiges Hull in an attempt to gain control of its arsenal.
October: Battle of Edgehill.
The Dutch drive Spain from Taiwan.
The first recorded sighting of New Zealand and Tasmania by Abel Tasman
produces a mechanical adding machine (the "Pascaline").
Claudio Monteverdi's opera l'Incoronazione di Poppeia is first performed.
First Battle of Lostwithiel.Births
December 25: Sir Isaac Newton
, English mathematician and scientist.Deaths
January 8: Galileo Galilei
, Italian artist and scientist.
December 4: Armand-Jean Duplessis Richelieu
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