1637 in History
January 23 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
February 2 Zorilla's "El mas Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid
February 15 Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
May 13 Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
May 26 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven, Connecticut kills 500 indians
August 28 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa
October 7 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda
November 7 Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
November 20 Peter Minuit and 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden