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September 1642 in History

Events in History


Notable FireworksGlobe Theatre Fire

Sep 6 English Long Parliament issues Ordinance ordering closure of London theatres including the Globe theatre, once part-owned by William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
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  • Sep 19 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • Sep 23 Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1st commencement

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Elisabeth of Nassau, Daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon, dies at 65
  • Sep 12 Cinq Mars, French plotter, executed
  • Sep 29 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)