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Notable Historical Events - 1642

1642Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces

1642All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament

1642Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

1642King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

1642 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 4
King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament 
Jan 10
King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford 
Mar 1
Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city 
Mar 9
English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 
Mar 12
Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand 
Mar 27
The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office. 
May 6
Ville Marie (Montreal) forms 
May 18
Montreal, Canada, founded 
May 30
All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament 
Jun 14
1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts 
Aug 13
Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap 
Aug 14
Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia 
Aug 22
Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament 
Sep 19
Perpignan surrenders to French troops 
Sep 23
Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement 
Oct 23
Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces 
Nov 2
2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III 
Nov 13
Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament 
Nov 24
Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 
Dec 13
Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland 
Dec 18
Abel Tasman's expedition sails around Farewell Spit and into Golden Bay, first sighting local Māori 
Dec 19
4 of Tasman's crew are killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman's ships depart without landing 
Dec 22
Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente 
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