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1618Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

1618Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law

1618 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 7
Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England 
May 15
Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law 
May 23
2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall. 
Jul 16
Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain 
Jul 30
Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht 
Sep 4
"Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed 
Oct 29
English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 
Dec 11
Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino 
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