1644 in History
January 18 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
January 18 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
January 24 Battle at Nantwich Cheshire: Parliamentary armies win
February 5 1st U.S. livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
March 7 Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
March 14 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
March 19 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
March 31 Pope Urbanus VIII and duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara
April 29 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China and flees Peking
May 6 Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil
May 23 Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists
June 11 Florentine scientist describe invention of barometer
July 2 Battle of Marston Moor: Parliamentary forces defeat royalists
September 2 Battle at Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux' infantry surrenders
September 5 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
September 15 Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
September 17 French troops occupy Mainz
October 23 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Admiral Thijssen beats Denen
October 27 2nd Battle at Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies
November 19 1st protestant ministry society in New England
December 4 1st European peace congress opens in Munster