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Events of 1628
- March 1 – Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
- March 17 – Oliver Cromwell makes first appearance at Parliament as Member for Huntingdon.
- August 10 – The Swedish 64 gun sailing ship Vasa sinks on her maiden voyage in the Stockholm harbor.
- August 23 – George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton.
- September 6 – Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- October 28 – The Siege of La Rochelle ends with the surrender of the Huguenots.
- Dutch East India Company vessel the Batavia (ship) is shipwrecked on its maiden voyage to the Indies. It became famous for the mutiny that occurred among survivors.
- Charles I reconvenes the English Parliament and accepts the Petition of Right as a concession to gain his subsidies.
- William Harvey publishes Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus, containing his findings about blood circulation.
- The Collegiate School, today the oldest educational institution in North America, is established.
- Shah Jahan becomes king of the Mughal Empire.
- Cardinal Richelieu becomes prime minister.
- War begins between France and Spain over Mantua.
- The Thirty Years' War (1618–1648).