On This Day

Historical Events in 1622

  • Jan 1 Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
  • Jan 6 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
  • Jan 7 Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg

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Feb 8 King James I disbands the English parliament

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Mar 12 Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
  • Mar 22 First American Indian (Powhatan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
  • Aug 10 John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges receive a land patent of the Province of Maine.
  • Sep 5 Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII
  • Sep 6 Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • Oct 18 French King Louis XIII & Huguenots sign Treaty of Montpellier