Historical Events in 1666

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  • Wednesday 30
  • Jan 26th France declares war on England & Munster
  • Feb 16th Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty
  • Apr 18th Peace of Kleef: Netherlands & bishop Von Galen of Munster
  • Jun 4th Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
  • Jun 11th -14] Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)
  • Aug 4th Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique & St Christopher; thousands die
  • Aug 4th Sea battle between Netherlands & England
  • Aug 5th English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel de Ruyter
  • Aug 9th Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
  • Sep 2nd Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
  • Sep 5th Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead
  • Sep 16th "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
  • Oct 25th Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
  • Nov 14th Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
  • Dec 30th Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname