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Historical Events In 1639

Sunday, 05 July 2020

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

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   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 in the year 1639.  

Nov 07   William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1639.  

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

Nov 24   The first observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 21   Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1639.  

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

Sep 17   In the year 1639 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   On this day in history birth of simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99)  

Dec 21   Jean Racin, writer was born on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1639 death of melchior Franck, German composer  

Jun 02   Floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62 in the year 1639.  

Jul 09   In the year 1639 entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65  

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