Historical Events In 1639
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Oct 07 On this day in history john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68
Oct 14 On this day in history 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 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69 on this day in history.
Nov 05 In the year 1639 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
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 1st annulment by court decree passes in the year 1639.
Dec 21 Jean Racin, writer on this day in history.
Dec 22 In the year 1639 the birth of Jean Racine, French playwright