1630 in History
January 7 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
January 13 Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
February 14 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil
February 22 Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
March 22 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
March 23 French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
May 17 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
May 29 Governor John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
June 25 Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
June 26 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
July 3 Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
July 6 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
July 12 New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
July 18 Spanish troops occupy Mantua
August 13 Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
September 16 Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
October 19 In Boston the 1st general court is held
November 5 Spain and England sign peace treaty
November 10 Failed palace revolution against Richelieu France
November 30 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague