Historical Events In 1639
Sunday, 19 January 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 On this day in history martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
Nov 05 On this day in history 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
Nov 07 William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
Nov 24 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history jean Racin, writer
Dec 22 In the year 1639 the birth of Jean Racine, French playwright