1628 in History
March 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
March 19 Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
April 29 Sweden and Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
June 7 English king Charles I accepts Petition of Rights
June 9 1st deportation from what is now U.S., Thomas Morton from Mass
August 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism
August 10 Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed
August 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
August 27 Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia
September 6 Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle
September 8 Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet
October 28 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
November 1 French king Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
November 24 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy," premieres in London