On This Day

Events in History in 1613

  • Jan 20 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • Jan 24 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
  • Feb 7 Michail Romanov (aged 16) becomes Tsar of Russia
  • Feb 20 Gerard Reynst appointed Governor-General of Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 21 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • Mar 27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy

Notable FireworksGlobe Theatre Fire

Jun 29 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, burns down during a performance of "Henry VIII"

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
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  • Jul 2 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall
  • Dec 25 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant