Historical Events In 1608
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Jan 07 On this day in history fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
Jan 28 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.
Feb 06 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher on this day in history.
Feb 26 John Still, English bishop on this day in history.
Mar 18 On this day in history susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
Apr 19 On this day in history earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
Apr 25 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general on this day in history.
May 14 In the year 1608 the Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
May 19 In the year 1608 matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua on this day in history.
May 28 In the year 1608 claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua
Jun 01 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt on this day in history.
Jun 04 In the year 1608 francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44
Jun 19 Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War) on this day in history.
Jul 03 City of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain in the year 1608.
Jul 03 In the year 1608 quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain
Jul 03 Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec on this day in history.
Jul 13 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57) in the year 1608.
Jul 18 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61 in the year 1608.
Jul 20 On this day in history reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft
Jul 30 On this day in history at Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
Aug 13 In the year 1608 john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
Aug 24 On this day in history 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
Aug 27 In the year 1608 hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
Sep 01 Giacomo Torelli, composer in the year 1608.
Sep 03 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military in the year 1608.
Sep 10 In the year 1608 john Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
Sep 29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists in the year 1608.
Oct 02 Hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope on this day in history.
Oct 02 In the year 1608 prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
Oct 02 The first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg in the year 1608.
Oct 19 Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies on this day in history.
Oct 26 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies on this day in history.
Nov 07 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle in the year 1608.