On This Day

Historical Events in 1628

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Mar 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • Mar 19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England
  • Apr 29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • Jun 7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • Jun 9 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Massachusetts
  • Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

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Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
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  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia
  • Sep 6 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 8 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • Oct 28 Huguenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

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Nov 1 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • Nov 24 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London