1621 in History
January 13 Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)
February 9 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)
February 17 Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
March 4 Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
March 7 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
March 16 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
March 22 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Netherlands
April 5 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
April 9 Spain and Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
April 15 Hugo the Great arrives in France
May 3 Francis Bacon accused of bribery
May 31 Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
June 3 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
June 3 WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
June 19 Battle at Dragetsani: Turkish army beats Greece
June 25 French government army occupies Fort St. Jean d'Angely at La Rochelle
July 6 Dutch Governor-General John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die
September 15 Swedish troops occupy Riga
September 21 King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
September 28 Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
October 9 Turkey and Poland signs Peace of Chotin
October 25 Governor Bradford of U.S. colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
November 19 Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
December 3 Galileo invents telescope
December 13 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
December 18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
December 25 Governor William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas
December 30 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
December 31 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov