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DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Jan 7 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Jan 8 Simon Marius. a German astronomer, independently discovers the first three moons of Jupiter one day after Galileo
  • Jan 13 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Polish King Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 King James I of England and VI of Scotland addresses English House of Commons

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

MurderAssassination

May 14 Assassination of Henry IV of France, brings 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne

  • May 15 Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French King
  • Jun 10 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • Jun 10 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 19 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • Jul 4 Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund III's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia and Sweden
  • Jul 5 John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Henry Hudson enters the bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • Aug 27 Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia