Historical Events in 1673

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  • Jan 1 Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
  • Jan 13 Jean Racine's "Mithridate" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 22 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • Feb 20 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
  • Feb 21 Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet
  • Mar 18 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers

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Mar 29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • May 17 Louis Joliet & Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi
  • Jun 6 France & Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • Jun 12 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
  • Jun 14 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

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Jun 16 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Jul 6 French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War
  • Jul 11 Netherlands & Denmark sign defense treaty

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Jul 24 Edmond Halley enters The Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • Aug 8 Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC
  • Aug 9 Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
  • Aug 21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
  • Aug 30 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant
  • Sep 12 Prince Willem III occupies Naarden
  • Nov 9 English King Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
  • Nov 11 Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.
  • Nov 12 Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
  • Nov 13 Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn