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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1628 AD

March

March 6: Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
March 19: Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen

April

April 29: Sweden and Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein

June

June 7: English king Charles I accepts Petition of Rights
June 9: 1st deportation from what is now U.S., Thomas Morton from Mass

August

August 1: Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism
August 10: Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed
August 25: Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
August 27: Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia

September

September 6: Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle
September 8: Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet

October

October 28: Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

November

November 1: French king Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
November 24: John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy," premieres in London
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