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Notable Historical Events - 1649

1649Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

1649Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland

1649 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 5
Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice 
Jan 6
The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes" 
Feb 5
Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland 
Mar 11
The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil. 
Apr 21
Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship 
May 19
An Act declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years. 
Jun 1
Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow 
Sep 2
The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro. 
Sep 11
Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists 
Sep 30
Last Swedish troops vacate Prague 
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