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

Treaty of Interest

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

Victory in Battle

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

  • 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

Appointment of Interest

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

  • Aug 14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru

Historic Event

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