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Jan 1 Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Feb 6 -7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
  • Feb 13 Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
  • Mar 5 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
  • Mar 31 Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru
  • Jun 28 Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.
  • Jun 30 The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising - the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory.
  • Jul 24 Anthony Johnson, a free African American, receives grant of 250 acres in Virginia

BattleBattle of Interest

Sep 3 Battle of Worcester: Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Sep 6 After losing the battle of Worcester, King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree
  • Oct 9 English parliament passes Navigation Act
  • Oct 17 Future King Charles II flees from England
  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland

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Nov 7 King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Dec 24 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
  • Dec 25 Massachusetts General Court ordered a five shilling fine for "observing any such day as Christmas"