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Historical Events Happened In 1639

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Jan 06   Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Virginia is first colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed on this day in history.  

Jan 14   1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Rodger Ludlow publishes"Fundamental Orders of Connecticut" on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian  

Jan 20   On this day in history mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies  

Jan 23   On this day in history francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

Jan 24   Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history george Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated  

Feb 07   On this day in history académie Française begins the Dictionary of the French Language  

Feb 07   Academie Francaise begins Dictionary of French Language on this day in history.  

Mar 13   On this day in history cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard  

Mar 22   On this day in history thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies  

May 08   William Coddington founds Newport RI on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes  

May 20   Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes on this day in history.  

May 20   Dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes on this day in history.  

May 21   On this day in history giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70  

Jun 01   Melchior Franck, German composer on this day in history.  

Jun 02   On this day in history floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62  

Jun 06   On this day in history massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill  

Jun 10   On this day in history 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)  

Jun 10   The first American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware) on this day in history.  

Jun 18   Treaty of Berwick: End 1st Bishop war on this day in history.  

Jul 09   On this day in history entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65  

Jul 18   On this day in history bernard, duke of Saksen-Weimar (Rheinfelden), dies  

Jul 19   On this day in history french troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan  

Aug 04   On this day in history juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58  

Aug 20   On this day in history martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41  

Aug 22   Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers on this day in history.  

Sep 12   On this day in history viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England  

Sep 20   On this day in history john Meursius, [van Meurs], historian, dies at 60  

Sep 25   1st printing press in America on this day in history.  

Sep 25   First printing press in America on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1639

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 19   On this day in history birth of noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian  

Feb 06   Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691) was born on this day in history.  

Jun 21   Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

Sep 17   On this day in history birth of hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)  

Sep 29   On this day in history birth of lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)  

Oct 14   Simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99) was born on this day in history.  

Dec 21   On this day in history birth of jean Racin, writer  

Dec 22   On this day in history birth of jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)  

Famous Deaths In 1639

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 20   Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history death of francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of george Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated  

Mar 22   Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies on this day in history.  

May 21   Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jun 01   Melchior Franck, German composer died on this day in history.  

Jun 02   On this day in history floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62  

Jul 09   On this day in history entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65