On This Day

Events in History in 1636

  • Mar 26 University of Utrecht opening ceremony

BattleHistoric Siege

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

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 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 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, 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. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.