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Date Event
Jan 2
Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale 
Mar 20
United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms 
May 15
Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold 
May 21
Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold) 
Sep 19
Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius 
Nov 8
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened 
Dec 5
Giulio Caccini's "Euridice," premieres in Florence 
Dec 11
A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend. 
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