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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1630 AD

January

January 7: Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
January 13: Patent to Plymouth Colony issued

February

February 14: Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil
February 22: Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

March

March 22: 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
March 23: French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont

May

May 17: Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
May 29: Governor John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

June

June 25: Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
June 26: Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde

July

July 3: Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
July 6: Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
July 12: New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
July 18: Spanish troops occupy Mantua

August

August 13: Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein

September

September 16: Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

October

October 19: In Boston the 1st general court is held

November

November 5: Spain and England sign peace treaty
November 10: Failed palace revolution against Richelieu France
November 30: 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
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