Historical Events for Year 1683
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Mar 31st - Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey
May 21st - West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
Jun 6th - The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
Jun 12th - Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered
Jun 23rd - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
Jul 16th - Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
Jul 16th - Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
Jul 24th - 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
Sep 3rd - Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
Sep 6th - Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
Sep 9th - Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald
Sep 12th - Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
Sep 15th - Germantown, Pensylvania, founded by 13 immigrant families
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn Sep 17th - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
Sep 24th - King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
Oct 3rd - The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
Oct 6th - 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)
Nov 1st - The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
Nov 22nd - Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London
Dec 25th - English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland