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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1638 AD

January

January 3: Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
January 3: Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
January 5: Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues

February

February 11: Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
February 28: Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh

March

March 3: Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
March 22: Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
March 29: 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)

May

May 7: Cornelis S. Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
May 14: Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon

June

June 1: 1st earthquake recorded in U.S., at Plymouth, Mass
June 25: Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in U.S.

August

August 9: Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx

September

September 1: French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam

November

November 8: Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts

December

December 17: French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
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