Historical Events for Year 1642

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Jan 4th - King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
Jan 10th - King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford
Mar 1st - Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
Mar 9th - English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands
Mar 12th - Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
Mar 27th - The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
May 6th - Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
May 18th - Montreal, Canada, founded
May 30th - All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament
Jun 14th - 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
Aug 13th - Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
Aug 14th - Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
Aug 22nd - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
Sep 19th - Perpignan surrenders to French troops
Sep 23rd - Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
Oct 23rd - Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament
Nov 2nd - 2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
Nov 13th - Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
Nov 24th - Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
King Charles IKing Charles I Dec 13th - New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
Dec 22nd - Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente

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