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1643Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4

1643First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton

1643 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 23
Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War 
Feb 25
Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians 
Apr 27
Tirso de Molina's "Bellaco Sois, Gomez," premieres in Madrid 
May 13
Battle of Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists 
May 13
Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population 
May 14
Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4 
May 19
Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army 
May 19
Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United Colonies of New England 
Jun 15
Able Tasman returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania 
Jun 18
Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies 
Jun 30
Battle of Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies 
Jul 5
1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts) 
Jul 13
Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies 
Jul 27
Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough 
Sep 20
First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton 
Nov 24
Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France 
Dec 13
English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire. 
Dec 25
Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary. 
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