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1600-1609
1600
1601
Oct 24 Tycho Brahe Tycho Brahe The Solar System
1602
Sept 23 Harvard College Holds Its First Commencement Massachusetts Education
1603
1604
Sept 20 Spanish Take Ostend from the Dutch Spain The Netherlands World History
Oct 08 "Kepler's Nova" First Sighted in the Constellation Ophiuchus Johannes Kepler Space and Astronomy
1605
1606
1607
Oct 04 Francisco de Rojas Zorilla Francisco de Rojas Zorilla
1608
Sept 10 John Smith Assumes Presidency of Jamestown Jamestown U.S. History
Oct 15 Evangelista Torricelli Evangelista Torricelli Physics Mathematics
1609
Aug 28 Henry Hudson Is First European to Discover the Delaware Bay U.S. History
Sept 04 Henry Hudson Discovers the Island of Manhatten New York City U.S. History
Sept 12 Henry Hudson First Navigates the Hudson River New York U.S. History
1610-1619
1610
1611
1612
1613
Sept 25 Claude Perrault (architect/engineer) French Artists & Designers Architecture & Design
1614
1615
1616
1617
1618
Oct 29 Sir Walter Raleigh (executed) King James British History
Oct 29 Sir Walter Raleigh Executed on Rumors He Opposed King James King James British History
1619
Aug 20 Twenty Africans Arrive in Jamestown, VA as Indentured Servants. Jamestown African-American History
Aug 28 Ferdinand II Elected Holy Roman Emperor Catholicism World History
1620-1629
1620
Sept 06 Pilgrims Set Sail from Plymouth Bound for the New World U.S. History World History
Sept 16 102 Passengers Leave Plymouth, England on The Mayflower Plymouth Colony U.S. History
1621
1622
1623
1624
1625
1626
1627
1628
1629
1630-1639
1630
Sept 16 The Massachusetts Village of Shawmut Changes Its Name to Boston Boston, Massachusetts U.S. History
1631
1632
Aug 29 John Locke John Locke Philosophy
Oct 24 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Microscopy
1633
Oct 14 James II (King of England) England British Monarchy
1634
1635
1636
Oct 04 Plymouth Colony Institutes First Legal Code in North America Plymouth Colony Historic Documents Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts
1637
1638
Oct 04 First Volunteer Fire Department Established Community and Human Services Historic Firsts
1639
1640-1649
1640
1641
Oct 23 Irish Catholics Massacre Tens of Thousands of Protestants Ireland Religion
1642
Aug 22 The English Civil War Begins The English Civil War
1643
1644
Oct 14 William Penn William Penn
1645
1646
Aug 19 John Flamsteed (astronomer) John Flamsteed Astronomy
1647
Oct 25 Evangelista Torricelli Evangelista Torricelli Physics
1648
Oct 18 "Shoemakers of Boston" form North America's First Labor Union Labor Unions
Oct 24 Treaty of Westphalia Ends Germany's Thirty Years' War Germany War
1649
1650-1659
1650
Sept 16 Anne Bradstreet Is First Woman to Publish Poetry in the English Language. Massachusetts Poetry
1651
1652
Oct 29 Massachusetts Bay Colony Becomes an Independent Commonwealth Massachusetts U.S. History
1653
1654
1655
Aug 27 First Play Performed in America in Violation of Public Prohibition Virginia Stage and Theater
1656
1657
1658
Sept 03 Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell
1659
1660-1669
1660
Aug 27 Charles the Second Orders Books of John Milton Burned in Public John Milton Charles II British History
1661
1662
Aug 19 Blaise Pascal (mathematician/scientist/philosopher) Blaise Pascal Scientists & Mathematicians Philosophers
1663
1664
1665
Sept 17 Bubonic Plague Outbreak Begins in Britain and Europe Diseases & Disorders European History
1666
1667
Sept 23 VA Passes Law Stating Baptism Does Not Alter State of Black Bondage Virginia Slavery Religion African-American History
1668
1669
1670-1679
1670
1671
1672
1673
1674
1675
1676
Aug 26 Robert Walpole (Prime Minister of England) Robert Walpole
Sept 25 Two Clocks Set in Greenwhich, England Initiate the Universal Time Standard England Time World History
1677
1678
1679
Oct 16 Jan Dismas Zelenka Czech Composers Composers
1680-1689
1680
Aug 21 Pueblo Indians Drive Out Spanish & Take Possession of Santa Fe, NM New Mexico Pueblo Indians Spain
1681
1682
Aug 30 William Penn Sails from England for the New World William Penn American History
1683
1684
1685
Oct 18 Edict of Nantes Lifted by Louis XIV France Religion
1686
Oct 15 Allan Ramsay Scottish Writers Poetry
1687
1688
1689
1690-1699
1690
1691
Oct 17 Maine and Plymouth Incorporated into Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts U.S. History
1692
Aug 19 Five Women Hanged as Witches in Salem, Massachusetts Massachusetts History U.S. History
1693
1694
Oct 23 American Colonial Forces Fail in Attempt to Seize Quebec Canada U.S. History
1695
1696
1697
1698
Sept 05 Peter the Great Imposes Tax on Beards Russia
1699
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