Historical Events for Year 1631
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Jan 23rd - France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
Feb 5th - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
May 17th - Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg
May 18th - English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
May 18th - John Winthrop is elected 1st Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 20th - Magdeburg in Germany seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire under earl Johann Tilly, most inhabitants massacred, one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years' War.
May 30th - The Treaty of Fontainebleau signed between Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and the Kingdom of France, establishing a secret alliance between them during the Thirty Years' War.
Jun 17th - Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.
Jun 19th - Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes duke of Mantua
Jun 20th - The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop Sep 13th - Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates
Sep 17th - Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf of Sweden defeats Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.
Oct 10th - Saxon army occupies Prague
Nov 4th - Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
Nov 7th - Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
Dec 6th - 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
Dec 16th - Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000