Historical Events for Year 1649
Events 1 - 10 of 10
Jan 5th - Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
Jan 6th - The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
Feb 5th - Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II
Mar 11th - The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
Apr 21st - Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
May 19th - An Act declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
Jun 1st - Czar Aleksei throws out English merchants from Moscow
Sep 2nd - The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
Sep 11th - Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
Sep 30th - Last Swedish troops vacate Prague