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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1633 AD

February

February 2: M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome
February 13: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

March

March 7: Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg

April

April 23: Sweden and Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn

June

June 2: Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne
June 13: Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
June 21: Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
June 22: Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (but on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)

October

October 8: Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government
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