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Jan 1st German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Jan 7th Galileo discovers first three satellites of Jupiter, Io, Europa & Ganymede
  • Jan 13th Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
  • Feb 14th Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki

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Mar 21st King James I addresses English House of Commons

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • May 14th Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne.
  • May 15th Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
  • Jun 10th Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • Jun 10th 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 19th Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • Jul 4th Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund III's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia and Sweden
  • Jul 5th John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

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Aug 2nd Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • Aug 27th Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia