Events in History in 1646

  • Feb 16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War
  • Feb 28 Roger Scott tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church
  • Mar 6 Joseph Jenkes receives the 1st patent in North America for making scythes from the General Court of Massachusetts

Historic Event

Apr 27 King Charles I flees Oxford

  • May 5 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland
  • May 30 Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire
  • Jun 25 Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford
  • Jul 30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • Sep 5 First public library in the Americas established when Bishop Palafox y Mendoza donates his personal library of 5,000 volumes to Tridentine colleges in Puebla, Mexico [1]
  • Oct 28 First Protestant church assembly for American Indians established in Massachusetts
  • Nov 4 Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word