Historical Events in 1638

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  • Jan 3rd Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
  • Jan 3rd Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • Jan 5th Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
  • Feb 28th Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
  • Mar 3rd Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
  • Mar 22nd Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mar 29th 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
  • May 7th Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
  • May 14th Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
  • Jun 1st 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
  • Jun 25th Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
  • Aug 9th Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
  • Sep 1st -4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
  • Dec 17th French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine