Historical Events in 1644

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  • Jan 18th Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
  • Jan 24th Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
  • Feb 5th 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
  • Mar 7th Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies
  • Mar 14th England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
  • Mar 19th 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor
  • Mar 31st Pope Urbanus VIII & duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara
  • Apr 29th Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking
  • May 6th Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil
  • May 23rd Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists
  • May 28th Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby. (English Civil War)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jun 11th Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci

Painter Michelangelo
Painter
Michelangelo
  • Jul 2nd Battle of Marston Moor, North Yorkshire: Parliamentary forces under Lords Fairfax and Manchester defeat royalists led by Prince Rupert
  • Sep 2nd , Cornwall: Robert Devereux's infantry surrenders
  • Sep 5th Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
  • Sep 15th Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
  • Sep 17th French troops occupy Mainz
  • Oct 23rd Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

Oct 27th Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • Nov 19th First protestant ministry society in New England

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Nov 23rd Areopagitica, a pamphlet by John Milton, decrying censorship, is published.

  • Dec 4th First European peace congress opens in Munster