1622 in History
January 1 Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
January 6 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
January 7 Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
February 8 King James I disbands the English parliament
March 12 Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
March 22 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown, Virginia; 347 slain
August 10 County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges
September 5 Richelieu becomes cardinal
September 6 Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
October 18 French King Louis XIII and Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier