On This Day

What Happened in July 1630

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
  • Jul 6 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
  • Jul 12 New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, later known as Ellis Island
  • Jul 18 Spanish troops occupy Mantua

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 26 Charles Emanuel I, the Great, Duke of Savoy (Peace of Lyon), dies