Historical Events in 1608

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  • Jan 7th Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • Mar 18th Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • May 14th The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • May 19th Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • May 28th Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
  • Jun 1st Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government

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Jul 3rd Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain

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Aug 13th John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith
  • Aug 24th 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • Sep 10th John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
  • Sep 29th Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • Oct 2nd Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands