history fiend logo history fiend area
history fiend spacer

Find Events By Day

 

Follow History Fiend on Twitter

Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1609 AD

January

January 31: Wisselbank of Amsterdam established

March

March 12: Bermuda becomes an English colony
March 25: Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co.

April

April 9: Spain and Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact

June

June 17: Netherlands, England and France sign 12 year Covenant

July

July 6: Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
July 9: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
July 10: Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
July 20: Emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
July 28: Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda

August

August 8: Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
August 25: Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
August 28: Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay

September

September 1: Pieter Both sworn in as 1st Governor-General of East Indies

October

October 12: Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice," published in London
<< 16081610 >>

Copyright © 2009 - 2018 History-Fiend.com Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us