Historical Events for Year 1609
Events 1 - 22 of 22
Jan 31st - Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
Mar 12th - Bermuda becomes an English colony
Mar 25th - Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
Apr 5th - Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
Apr 9th - Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
May 20th - Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
May 23rd - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
Jun 17th - Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant
Jul 6th - Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
Jul 9th - Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
Jul 10th - Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
Playwright William Shakespeare Jul 20th - Emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
Jul 28th - Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
Jul 29th - Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
Aug 8th - Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
Aug 25th - Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
Aug 28th - Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
Sep 1st - Pieter Both sworn in as 1st governor general of Dutch East Indies
Sep 4th - Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei Sep 11th - Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos.
Oct 12th - Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice," published in London
Dec 8th - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.