On This Day

What Happened in January 1648

Historical Events

  • Jan 20 Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
  • Jan 24 Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Brent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote
  • Jan 30 Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 14 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • Jan 23 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), dies at 40