1649 in History
January 5 Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
February 5 Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II
March 11 Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
April 21 Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
June 1 Czar Aleksei throws out English merchants from Moscow
September 11 Massacre of Drogheda-Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
September 11 Oliver Cromwell seizes Drogheda Ireland, most inhabitants massacred
September 30 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague