Historical Events in 1642

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Jan 4th King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament

King Charles I
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Charles I
  • Jan 10th King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford
  • Mar 1st Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
  • Mar 9th English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands
  • Mar 12th Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
  • Mar 27th The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
  • May 6th Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
  • May 18th Montreal, Canada, founded
  • May 30th All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament
  • Jun 14th 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
  • Aug 13th Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
  • Aug 14th Able Tasman's ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out from Batavia
  • Aug 22nd Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
  • Sep 19th Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • Sep 23rd Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
  • Oct 23rd Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces
  • Nov 2nd 2nd Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig; victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson over Holy Roman Empire army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria
  • Nov 13th Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
  • Nov 24th Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  • Dec 13th Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland
  • Dec 18th Abel Tasman's expedition sails around Farewell Spit and into Golden Bay, first sighting local Māori
  • Dec 19th 4 of Tasman's crew are killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman's ships depart without landing
  • Dec 22nd Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente