Historical Events in 1682

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  • Feb 9 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London
  • Mar 19 Nationally Council accept independence of French church
  • Apr 9 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
  • May 1 Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory

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May 6 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Jun 10 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree

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Jun 18 William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • Jun 29 Sofia names herself regent of Russia
  • Jul 14 Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
  • Aug 24 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn
  • Aug 30 William Penn left England to sail to New World
  • Sep 4 English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him
  • Sep 14 Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.
  • Oct 19 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
  • Oct 26 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
  • Oct 27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn
  • Oct 29 William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 12 Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy
  • Dec 2 English Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam
  • Dec 4 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)