On This Day

What Happened in March 1628

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Mar 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict

  • Mar 19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • Mar 17 Daniel van Papenbroeck [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • Mar 24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 29 Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)