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Notable Historical Events - 1621

1621Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night

1621King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1621Francis Bacon accused of bribery

1621Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony

1621 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 13
Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta) 
Feb 9
Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623) 
Feb 17
Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony 
Mar 4
Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia 
Mar 7
John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies 
Mar 16
Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass 
Mar 22
Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth 
Apr 5
Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England 
Apr 9
Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends 
Apr 15
Hugo the Great arrives in France 
May 3
Francis Bacon accused of bribery 
May 24
The Protestant Union is formally dissolved. 
May 31
Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night 
Jun 3
Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (included, The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa) 
Jun 25
French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle 
Jul 6
Dutch gov-gen John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die 
Sep 15
Swedish troops occupy Riga 
Sep 21
King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia 
Sep 28
Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks 
Oct 9
Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin 
Oct 25
Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day 
Nov 19
Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel 
Dec 13
Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree 
Dec 18
English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation 
Dec 25
Gov William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas 
Dec 30
English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament 
Dec 31
Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov 
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