Historical Events For 1608
Friday, 18 August 2017
Jan 07 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia on this day in history.
Jan 28 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.
Feb 06 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher on this day in history.
Feb 26 John Still, English bishop on this day in history.
Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.
Apr 19 In the year 1608 earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
Apr 25 In the year 1608 jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general
May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen in the year 1608.
May 19 In the year 1608 matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua on this day in history.
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua in the year 1608.
Jun 01 In the year 1608 valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt
Jun 04 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44 on this day in history.
Jun 19 Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War) on this day in history.
Jul 03 City of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain in the year 1608.
Jul 03 Quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain in the year 1608.
Jul 03 In the year 1608 samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
Jul 13 In the year 1608 ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
Jul 18 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61 in the year 1608.
Jul 20 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft on this day in history.
Jul 30 At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years on this day in history.
Aug 13 In the year 1608 john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
Aug 24 In the year 1608 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
Aug 27 In the year 1608 hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
Sep 01 Giacomo Torelli, composer in the year 1608.
Sep 03 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military in the year 1608.
Sep 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va in the year 1608.
Sep 29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists in the year 1608.
Oct 02 On this day in history hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope
Oct 02 On this day in history prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
Oct 02 On this day in history the first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg.
Oct 19 On this day in history martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies
Oct 26 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies in the year 1608.
Nov 07 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle in the year 1608.