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Historical Events In 1639

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Oct 07   In the year 1639 john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68  

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

Oct 21   On this day in history sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo  

Nov 03   In the year 1639 martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69  

Nov 05   1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts on this day in history.  

Nov 07   On this day in history william Cobbold, composer, dies at 79  

Nov 24   1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event) on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in history the first observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event)  

Dec 03   On this day in history 1st annulment by court decree passes  

Dec 21   In the year 1639 jean Racin, writer  

Dec 22   The birth of Jean Racine, French playwright in the year 1639.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1639

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 19   In the year 1639 birth of noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian  

Feb 06   In the year 1639 birth of daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)  

Jun 21   In the year 1639 birth of increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)  

Sep 17   Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725) was born in the year 1639.  

Sep 29   Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683) was born in the year 1639.  

Oct 14   In the year 1639 birth of simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)  

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

Dec 22   Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699) was born in the year 1639.  

Famous Deaths In 1639

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 23   In the year 1639 death of francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

Jan 24   In the year 1639 death of george Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated  

Mar 22   Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies in the year 1639.  

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

Jun 01   In the year 1639 death of melchior Franck, German composer  

Jun 02   Floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jul 09   Entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65 in the year 1639.  

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