Historical Events In 1608
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Jan 07 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia in the year 1608.
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 Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies on this day in history.
Apr 25 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general on this day in history.
May 14 On this day in history the Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
May 19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague on this day in history.
May 28 On this day in history claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua on this day in history.
Jun 01 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt in the year 1608.
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 In the year 1608 city of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain
Jul 03 Quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain on this day in history.
Jul 03 Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec in the year 1608.
Jul 13 On this day in history ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
Jul 18 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61 on this day in history.
Jul 20 In the year 1608 reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft
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 On this day in history john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
Aug 24 On this day in history 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
Aug 27 Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
Sep 01 In the year 1608 giacomo Torelli, composer
Sep 03 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military in the year 1608.
Sep 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va on this day in history.
Sep 29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists in the year 1608.
Oct 02 In the year 1608 hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope
Oct 02 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey in the year 1608.
Oct 02 The first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg on this day in history.
Oct 19 In the year 1608 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 On this day in history adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle