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  • Jan 23 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Feb 2 Zorilla's "El más Impropio Verdugo Para Las" premieres in Madrid
  • Feb 15 Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
  • May 13 Cardinal Richelieu of France reputedly creates the table knife
  • May 26 1st battle of Pequot at Mystic, Connnecticut kills 500 indians
  • Aug 28 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquers Fort Elmina, West Africa

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Oct 7 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda

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  • Nov 7 Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic
  • Nov 20 Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden
  • Dec 17 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu