On This Day

What Happened in 1628

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date
  • Mar 4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mar 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
  • Mar 19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England
  • Apr 29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • Jun 7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • Jun 9 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Massachusetts
  • Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism
  • Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30
  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia

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World Leaders in 1628