1623 in History
February 25 Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
March 5 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
April 29 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
June 14 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Reverend Gerville Pooley, Virginia files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
August 6 Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII
November 1 Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings