On This Day

Historical Events in 1633

  • Feb 2 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome

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Feb 13 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

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Feb 22 St. Peter's Baldachin, the cathedral's sculptural centerpiece, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is inaugurated by Pope Urban VIII in Rome

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Mar 1 Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

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Mar 7 Prince Frederick Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg

  • Apr 23 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
  • Jun 2 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Rhine at Cologne
  • Jun 20 Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
  • Jun 22 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
  • Oct 8 Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government
  • Oct 22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea