On This Day

Events in History in 1629

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 10 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament for the 4th time in his reign, summons new Parliament 11 years later, only to be dissolved after 3 months
  • Mar 24 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
  • Apr 14 England and France sign Peace of Susa
  • May 3 French huguenot leader Duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • Jun 4 Dutch East India ship Batavia wrecks on Morning Reef off the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, with 200 survivors (only 70 survive after three months due to mutiny and murders) [1]

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 18 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beats the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • Jun 28 Peace of Alès: Rights of French huguenots limited
  • Jul 10 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, Massachusetts)
  • Aug 26 Cambridge Agreement, Massachusetts Bay Company stockholders agree to emigrate

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 14 Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch: Spanish garrison surrenders to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Sep 24 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
  • Sep 26 Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark
  • Oct 13 Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
  • Oct 30 King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
  • Nov 3 Prince Frederick Henry festival in The Hague