Historical Events in 1628

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mar 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
  • Mar 19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England
  • Apr 29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • Jun 7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • Jun 9 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass
  • Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia
  • Sep 6 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem
  • Sep 8 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba
  • Oct 28 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
  • Nov 1 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
  • Nov 24 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London