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What Happened in 1650

Historical Events in 1650

  • Jan 18 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
  • Apr 20 Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines
  • Apr 27 The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • Apr 30 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • Jun 9 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.
  • Jul 30 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • Aug 3 Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
  • Sep 3 Battle of Dunbar; Oliver Cromwell's English New Model Army defeats Scottish force in surprise attack
  • Sep 29 2nd Fronde, the Fronde of the Princes uprising ends in France
  • Sep 29 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)

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The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.

On June 9, 1650