On This Day

Historical Events in 1624

  • Jan 28 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
  • Feb 19 English "Happy Parliament", the final Parliament of King James I opens at Westminster
  • Mar 10 England declares war on Spain
  • May 3 Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
  • May 7 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 8 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor & Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 10 Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • May 13 Admiral Hermites' fleet blockades Lima, Peru
  • Jun 8 Earthquake strikes Peru
  • Jun 10 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compi├Ęgne
  • Jun 16 Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • Aug 14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI