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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1618 AD

January

January 7: Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor

May

May 15: Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
May 23: 2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War
May 23: Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle

July

July 16: Captain John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
July 30: Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht

September

September 4: "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed

December

December 11: Russia and Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
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