Historical Events for Year 1655
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Mar 25th - Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan (Saturn's largest satellite)
Apr 4th - Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
Apr 4th - The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach.
Apr 7th - Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
Apr 26th - Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
Apr 28th - English General-at-Sea Robert Blake (he was never titled Admiral) beats North African pirate fleet
May 10th - Jamaica captured by English
Jun 13th - Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater
Jul 27th - Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
Jul 27th - Netherlands & Brandenburg sign military treaty
Jul 29th - Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
Jul 30th - Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
Jul 31st - Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell Aug 9th - Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
Aug 28th - New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
Aug 29th - Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
Sep 26th - Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
Oct 9th - Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
Oct 15th - Jews of Lublin are massacred
Nov 3rd - England & France sign miltary & economic treaties
Nov 24th - English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
Dec 4th - Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue