The year 1642 AD was the start of the first English Civil War with King Charles I; war was officially declared on August 22, 1642 when Charles declared war on his own Parliame…nt. This year also produced the first recorded European (Abel Tasman) to discover New Zealand..
Notable births for this year include [but are not limited too]; Issac Newton and Johann Christoph Bach.
Notable deaths for this year include [but are not limited too]; Galileo Galilei, Rene Goupil, and Jean Nicolet..
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