1640 in History
March 9 Pierre Corneilles "Horace," premieres in Paris
April 13 English Short Parliament forms
May 3 English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
May 5 English Short Parliament unites
May 12 Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV
August 3 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka
August 3 Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo," premieres in Toledo
August 29 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
November 3 English Long Parliament forms
November 11 John Pym, earl of Strafford locked in Tower of London
December 1 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
December 9 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
December 15 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal
December 25 Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis