On This Day

What Happened in 1630

Historical Events

  • Jan 13 Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony
  • Jan 13 Chinese Emperor Chongzhen orders the arrest of military general Yuan Chonghuan
  • Feb 14 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Mar 22 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
  • Mar 23 French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
  • May 17 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
  • May 29 John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
  • Jun 25 Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
  • Jun 26 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
  • Jul 3 Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
  • More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1630

Would You Believe?

Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop

On June 25, 1630

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 7 Italian composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • Dec 6 Painter Peter Paul Rubens (53) marries his second wife Helena (16) Fourment and the inspiration for his voluptuous female figures, in Antwerp