1638 in History
January 3 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
January 3 Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
January 5 Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
February 11 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
February 28 Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
March 3 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
March 22 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
March 29 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
May 7 Cornelis S. Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
May 14 Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
June 1 1st earthquake recorded in U.S., at Plymouth, Mass
June 25 Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in U.S.
August 9 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
September 1 French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
November 8 Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts
December 17 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine