Historical Events In 1639
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Oct 07 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68 in the year 1639.
Oct 14 In the year 1639 simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)
Oct 21 In the year 1639 sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo
Nov 03 On this day in history 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 William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1639.
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 In the year 1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
Dec 21 On this day in history jean Racin, writer
Dec 22 In the year 1639 the birth of Jean Racine, French playwright