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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1648 AD

January

January 20: Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
January 30: Spain and Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending Tachtigjarige War

April

April 5: Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
April 12: University of Harderwijk Netherlands solemn opens
April 22: English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed

May

May 6: Battle at Zolty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir
May 15: Treaty of Munster: Spain and Netherlands ratified
May 16: Battle at Zolty Wody: Bohdan Chmielricki's cosacks beat John Casimir
May 17: Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria

June

June 10: Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
June 24: Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
June 30: French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together

July

July 22: 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre

August

August 17: Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
August 20: Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
August 26: People's uprising against Anna of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin

September

September 11: Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir
September 21: Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir

October

October 4: Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
October 18: 1st U.S. labor organization forms, Boston Shoemakers
October 24: Switzerland's independence recognized
October 24: Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire

November

November 2: 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
November 11: Dutch and French agree to divide St. Maarten, Leeward Islands
November 26: Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westfalen
November 30: English army captures King Charles I

December

December 6: Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
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