On This Day

Historical Events in 1613

  • Jan 20 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • Jan 24 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
  • Feb 7 Michail Romanov (aged 16) becomes Tsar of Russia
  • Feb 20 Gerard Reynst appointed Governor-General of Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 21 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • Mar 27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy

Notable FireworksGlobe Theatre Fire

Jun 29 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of "Henry VIII"

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
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  • Jul 2 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall
  • Dec 25 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant