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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1608 AD

January

January 7: Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia

May

May 19: Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
May 28: Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua

June

June 1: Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt

July

July 3: Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
July 20: Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft

August

August 13: John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
August 24: 1st English convoy lands at Surat India

September

September 10: John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
September 29: Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists

October

October 2: Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
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