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  • Jan 6th The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.

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Jan 30th Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell

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Mar 10th French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

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Apr 23rd English king Charles II crowned in London

  • Apr 29th Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • Apr 30th Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
  • May 3rd Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen

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Jun 5th Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • Jun 21st Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • Jun 23rd Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
  • Jul 3rd Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
  • Jul 16th 1st banknotes in Europe are issued by Bank of Stockholm
  • Jul 27th English Parliament confirms Navigation Act
  • Aug 6th The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold
  • Sep 5th French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested
  • Oct 1st Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend
  • Dec 20th Corporation Act enforced in England