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Notable Historical Events - 1640

1640Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

1640 Historical Events
Date Event
Mar 9
Pierre Corneilles "Horace," premieres in Paris 
Apr 13
English Short Parliament forms (- May 5) 
May 3
English Upper house accept Act of Attainder 
May 5
English Short Parliament unites 
May 12
Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV 
Aug 3
2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka 
Aug 3
Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo" premieres in Toledo 
Aug 28
Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn 
Aug 29
English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland 
Nov 3
English Long Parliament forms 
Nov 11
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed. 
Dec 1
Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule 
Dec 9
Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin 
Dec 15
Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal 
Dec 25
Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis 
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