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What Happened in 1644

Important Events in 1644

  • Mar 19 200 members of Peking imperial family and court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor
  • Nov 23 "Areopagitica", a pamphlet by John Milton decrying censorship, is published

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Famous People in 1644

World Leaders in 1644

Would You Believe?

Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting

On January 18, 1644