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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1644 AD


January 18: 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
January 18: Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
January 24: Battle at Nantwich Cheshire: Parliamentary armies win


February 5: 1st U.S. livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut


March 7: Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
March 14: England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
March 19: 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
March 31: Pope Urbanus VIII and duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara


April 29: Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China and flees Peking


May 6: Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil
May 23: Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists


June 11: Florentine scientist describe invention of barometer


July 2: Battle of Marston Moor: Parliamentary forces defeat royalists


September 2: Battle at Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux' infantry surrenders
September 5: Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
September 15: Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
September 17: French troops occupy Mainz


October 23: Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Admiral Thijssen beats Denen
October 27: 2nd Battle at Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies


November 19: 1st protestant ministry society in New England


December 4: 1st European peace congress opens in Munster
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