On This Day

Events in History in 1650

  • Jan 18 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
  • Apr 20 Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines
  • Apr 27 The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • Apr 30 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • Jun 9 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.
  • Jul 30 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • Aug 3 Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 3 Battle of Dunbar; Oliver Cromwell's English New Model Army defeats Scottish force in surprise attack

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Sep 29 2nd Fronde, the Fronde of the Princes uprising ends in France
  • Sep 29 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
  • Dec 21 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht