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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1610 AD

January

January 1: German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610
January 7: Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede
January 13: Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

February

February 14: Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 and Romanov family sign covenant against czar Vasili Shushki
February 28: Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

March

March 21: King James I addresses English House of Commons

May

May 15: Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king

June

June 10: 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
June 24: Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russia and Sweden

July

July 4: Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russian and Sweden

August

August 2: Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay
August 27: Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia

October

October 28: Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st Governor of Virginia colony
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