On This Day

Historical Events in 1636

  • Mar 26 University of Utrecht opening ceremony

Historic Siege

Apr 29 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Schenkenschans fortress after a nine-month siege during the Dutch Revolt

  • Jul 4 City of Providence, Rhode Island form
  • Aug 4 Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
  • Aug 14 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
  • Aug 18 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
  • Oct 4 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • Oct 4 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
  • Oct 28 Harvard University, Cambridge, founded by a vote of the Massachusetts General Court
  • Nov 17 Brazilian general Henrique Dias wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil
  • Dec 13 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. Recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.