Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s - 1620s - 1630s - 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s
Years: 1622 1623 1624 1625 1626 - 1627 - 1628 1629 1630 1631 1632
A Dutch ship makes the first recorded sighting of the coast of South Australia.
The aurochs are hunted to extinction, the last being killed by poachers in Poland.
England places the first European settlers on Barbados.
January 25 - Robert Boyle, chemist (+ 1691)
John Ray, biologist