Historical Events in 1675

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  • Jan 1st Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth
  • Jan 5th Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
  • Jan 8th 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
  • Jan 31st Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
  • Feb 21st Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland
  • Mar 2nd Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
  • Mar 4th John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
  • Jun 20th Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom

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Jun 22nd Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

  • Jun 25th Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
  • Jun 28th Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden
  • Aug 6th Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility
  • Aug 10th King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • Aug 10th Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
  • Sep 6th Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
  • Sep 9th New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
  • Oct 4th Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
  • Oct 29th Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral.
  • Nov 2nd A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.
  • Nov 4th Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam
  • Nov 11th Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
  • Nov 14th Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
  • Nov 22nd English king Charles II adjourns parliament