Historical Events In 1639
Monday, 24 June 2019
Oct 07 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68 in the year 1639.
Oct 14 Simon van der Stel, Dutch governor of Cape colony (1679-99) on this day in history.
Oct 21 Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo on this day in history.
Nov 03 In the year 1639 martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
Nov 05 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts on this day in history.
Nov 07 In the year 1639 william Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
Nov 24 In the year 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
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 in the year 1639.
Dec 22 In the year 1639 the birth of Jean Racine, French playwright