Historical Events In 1608
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Jan 07 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia in the year 1608.
Jan 28 On this day in history giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer
Feb 06 On this day in history antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher
Feb 26 John Still, English bishop in the year 1608.
Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.
Apr 19 In the year 1608 earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
Apr 25 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general in the year 1608.
May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen on this day in history.
May 19 On this day in history matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua in the year 1608.
May 28 On this day in history claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua
Jun 01 On this day in history valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt
Jun 04 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44 on this day in history.
Jun 19 On this day in history thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)
Jul 03 City of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain on this day in history.
Jul 03 Quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain in the year 1608.
Jul 03 On this day in history samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
Jul 13 On this day in history ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
Jul 18 In the year 1608 joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61
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 John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication on this day in history.
Aug 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat India on this day in history.
Aug 27 In the year 1608 hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
Sep 01 On this day in history giacomo Torelli, composer
Sep 03 In the year 1608 pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military
Sep 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va on this day in history.
Sep 29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists in the year 1608.
Oct 02 On this day in history hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope
Oct 02 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey on this day in history.
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 in the year 1608.
Oct 26 On this day in history juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
Nov 07 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle in the year 1608.