1618 in History
January 7 Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
May 15 Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
May 23 2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War
May 23 Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle
July 16 Captain John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
July 30 Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
September 4 "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed
December 11 Russia and Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino