1608 events in history

Jan 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
Jan 17 Emperor Susenyos surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 of his men
Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia
May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen
Jun 3 Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec
Jul 3 Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain
Jul 30 At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years
Aug 24 The first official English representative to India lands in Surat
Sep 10 John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia