Historical Events For 1608
Friday, 28 April 2017
Jan 07 On this day in history fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
Jan 28 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer in the year 1608.
Feb 06 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher on this day in history.
Feb 26 On this day in history john Still, English bishop
Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.
Apr 19 Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies in the year 1608.
Apr 25 On this day in history jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general
May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen on this day in history.
May 19 On this day in history matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
May 28 In the year 1608 claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua in the year 1608.
Jun 01 On this day in history 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) in the year 1608.
Jul 03 City of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain on this day in history.
Jul 03 In the year 1608 quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain
Jul 03 Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec on this day in history.
Jul 13 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57) in the year 1608.
Jul 18 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1608.
Aug 13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication on this day in history.
Aug 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat India in the year 1608.
Aug 27 On this day in history hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
Sep 01 On this day in history giacomo Torelli, composer
Sep 03 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military in the year 1608.
Sep 10 In the year 1608 john Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
Sep 29 In the year 1608 captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
Oct 02 On this day in history 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 in the year 1608.
Oct 19 Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies in the year 1608.
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 on this day in history.