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1608John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

1608John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

1608 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 7
Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia 
Mar 18
Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia. 
May 14
The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen. 
May 19
Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague 
May 28
Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua 
Jun 1
Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government 
Jul 3
Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec 
Aug 13
John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication 
Aug 24
1st English convoy lands at Surat, India 
Sep 10
John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va 
Sep 29
Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists 
Oct 2
Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands 
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