1608 in History
January 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
May 19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua
June 1 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt
July 3 Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
July 20 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft
August 13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
August 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
September 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
September 29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
October 2 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey