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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1607 AD

February

February 24: Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo," premieres in Mantua

April

April 25: Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
April 26: 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va

May

May 13: English colonists (John Smith) lands near James River in VA
May 14: 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Virginia

June

June 21: 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
June 25: Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary and Moravia
June 30: Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published

July

July 7: "God Save the King" is 1st sung
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