1602 in History
January 2 Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
January 2 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
March 20 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
May 15 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
May 21 Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)
September 19 Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius
December 5 Giulio Caccini's "Euridice," premieres in Florence