Historical Events in 1607

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  • Jan 13 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain
  • Jan 19 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; the oldest church in the Philippines
  • Jan 30 Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of coastline and results in approximately 2,000 casualties
  • Feb 24 Claudio Monteverdi's opera "LOrfeo" premieres in Mantua, oldest opera still regularly performed
  • Apr 10 The British colonial expedition that would found Jamestown departs Puerto Rico for the American mainland
  • Apr 25 Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish Portuguese fleet
  • Apr 25 Shortly before making landfall in America, Captain Edward Maria Wingfield is named President of the Jamestown governing council
  • Apr 26 Jamestown expedition makes first landing in America at a place named Cape Henry, in what would become Virginia, but they quickly depart for a better site

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May 13 English colonists led by John Smith make a second landing near James River in Virginia

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  • May 14 English colonists establish the 1st permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown. Unknown to them they have landed amidst the worst drought in 800 years.
  • Jun 21 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established at Jamestown
  • Jun 25 Mentally ill Emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary and Moravia
  • Jun 30 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
  • Sep 14 Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.