Historical Events in 1692

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  • Feb 13 Glencoe Massacre : about 78 MacDonalds are killed early in the morning by rival Campbell clan members, allegedly for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
  • Feb 29 First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave
  • Mar 1 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets
  • Mar 22 Emperor Leopold I names Duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
  • Mar 26 King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
  • Apr 22 Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft
  • May 27 Court of Oyer and Terminer ("to hear and determine") established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft
  • May 29 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
  • May 29 Royal Hospital Chelsea Founder's Day first celebrated
  • Jun 7 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • Jun 24 Kingston, Jamaica, founded
  • Jul 19 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem Mass
  • Jul 24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • Aug 3 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
  • Aug 19 Five more people hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Sep 22 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem witch trials
  • Oct 29 Court of Oyer and Terminer, convened for Salem witch trials, dissolved
  • Dec 23 Nahum Tate is appointed the third Poet Laureate by English monarchs William and Mary