Historical Events in 1608

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

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Jul 3 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain

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

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