Historical Events in 1630

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  • Jan 13th Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony
  • Feb 14th Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Feb 22nd Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
  • Mar 22nd 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
  • Mar 23rd French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
  • May 17th Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface

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May 29th John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop
  • Jun 25th Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
  • Jun 26th Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
  • Jul 3rd Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
  • Jul 6th Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
  • Jul 12th New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
  • Jul 18th Spanish troops occupy Mantua
  • Aug 13th Ferdinand II dismisses supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • Sep 7th The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • Sep 16th Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
  • Oct 19th In Boston the 1st general court is held
  • Nov 5th Spain & England sign peace treaty
  • Nov 10th Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu
  • Nov 30th 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague