1631 events in history

Feb 5 Roger Williams emigrates to Boston
Feb 25 François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu's orders
May 18 In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts
May 20 The city of Magdeburg in Germany is seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire and most of its inhabitants massacred, in one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years' War
May 30 Publication of Gazette de France, the first French newspaper
Jun 17 Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal
Jun 20 The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates
Sep 7 Battle of Breitenfield (Thirty Years' War) Swedish troops commanded by Gustavus Adolphus win a decisive victory over Catholic Forces
Sep 17 Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War
Oct 10 An Electorate of Saxony army takes over Prague