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Historical Events Happened In 1608

Friday, 25 April 2014

Jan 07   On this day in history fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia  

Jan 28   Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher  

Feb 26   On this day in history john Still, English bishop  

Mar 18   On this day in history susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.  

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   The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)  

Jul 03   City of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain on this day in history.  

Jul 03   Quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain on this day in history.  

Jul 03   On this day in history samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec  

Jul 13   On this day in history ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)  

Jul 18   On this day in history joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61  

Jul 20   Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft on this day in history.  

Jul 30   On this day in history 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.  

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   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   On this day in history pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey on this day in history.  

Oct 02   The first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg on this day in history.  

Oct 19   On this day in history martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies  

Oct 26   On this day in history juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies  

Nov 07   Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 28   Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history birth of gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)  

Feb 06   On this day in history birth of antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher  

Apr 25   On this day in history birth of jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general  

May 15   On this day in history birth of rené Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)  

Jun 19   Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War) was born on this day in history.  

Jul 13   On this day in history birth of ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)  

Jul 14   On this day in history birth of george Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657)  

Famous Deaths In 1608

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 29   On this day in history death of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)  

Feb 13   Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526) died on this day in history.  

Feb 26   John Still, English bishop died on this day in history.  

Mar 12   On this day in history death of koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)  

Apr 19   Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies on this day in history.  

May 14   On this day in history death of charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)  

Jun 04   Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history death of alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)