1607 in History
February 24 Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo," premieres in Mantua
April 25 Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
April 26 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va
May 13 English colonists (John Smith) lands near James River in VA
May 14 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Virginia
June 21 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
June 25 Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary and Moravia
June 30 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
July 7 "God Save the King" is 1st sung