Historical Events in 1630

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

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May 29 John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

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