On This Day

Historical Events in March 1621

  • Mar 4 Jacarta, Java, renamed Batavia
  • Mar 7 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
  • Mar 16 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Mar 22 Dutch jurist Hugo de Groot (Hugo Grotius) escapes in book chest from Loevestein Castle in the Netherlands