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Date Event
Jan 13
Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony 
Feb 14
Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil 
Feb 22
Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving 
Mar 22
1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston) 
Mar 23
French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont 
May 17
Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface 
May 29
Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England" 
Jun 25
Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop 
Jun 26
Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde 
Jul 3
Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament 
Jul 6
Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde 
Jul 12
New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island 
Jul 18
Spanish troops occupy Mantua 
Aug 13
Ferdinand II dismisses supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein 
Sep 16
Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston 
Sep 17
The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded. 
Oct 19
In Boston the 1st general court is held 
Nov 5
Spain & England sign peace treaty 
Nov 10
Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu 
Nov 30
16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague 
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