Historical Events In 1639
Monday, 20 May 2019
Oct 07 On this day in history 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 On this day in history sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo
Nov 03 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1639.
Nov 24 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event) on this day in history.
Nov 24 In the year 1639 the first observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event)
Dec 03 1st annulment by court decree passes in the year 1639.
Dec 21 Jean Racin, writer in the year 1639.
Dec 22 The birth of Jean Racine, French playwright on this day in history.