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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1643 AD

January

January 23: Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians

February

February 25: Dutch U.S. colonists kill Algonquin-indians

April

April 27: Tirso de Molina's "Bellaco Sois, Gomez," premieres in Madrid

May

May 13: Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
May 13: Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago, Chile; kills 1/3 of population
May 14: Louis XIV (4) becomes king of France
May 19: Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
May 19: Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor form United Colonies of New England

June

June 15: Able Tasmania returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania
June 18: Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies
June 30: Battle at Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies

July

July 5: 1st recorded tornado in U.S. (Essex County, Massachusetts)
July 13: Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
July 27: Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough

September

September 20: 1st battle at Newbury: King Charles I vs Robert Devereux' armies

October

October 11: Battle at Wincebt: English New Model-army beats royalists

November

November 24: Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under General Mercy beats France
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