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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1629 AD

March

March 2: English king Charles I leaces house of commons
March 4: England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 10: King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
March 24: 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia

April

April 14: England and France sign Peace of Susa
April 17: 1st commercial fishery established

May

May 3: French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
May 22: Emperor Ferdinand II and Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck

June

June 18: Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn vs Dunkerk Cape
June 28: Peace of Ales: Rights of French huguenots limited

July

July 10: 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in U.S. founded (Salem, MA)

August

August 26: Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate

September

September 14: Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederik Henry
September 24: Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
September 26: Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark

October

October 13: Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
October 30: King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath

November

November 3: Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague
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