Historical Events In 1639
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Oct 07 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Oct 14 In the year 1639 simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)
Oct 21 Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo on this day in history.
Nov 03 On this day in history martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
Nov 05 In the year 1639 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
Nov 07 On this day in history william Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
Nov 24 In the year 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
Nov 24 On this day in history the first observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event)
Dec 03 1st annulment by court decree passes on this day in history.
Dec 21 In the year 1639 jean Racin, writer
Dec 22 The birth of Jean Racine, French playwright on this day in history.