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Events in History

  • Jan 27 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
  • Feb 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates
  • Apr 23 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
  • Apr 27 Netherlands & France sign military covenant
  • May 3 Royal charter granted to Connecticut
  • May 19 Uniformity Act of England goes into effect
  • Jun 24 Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Aug 24 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept Book of Common Prayer
  • Sep 12 John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy
  • Sep 14 Netherlands & England sign peace treaty
  • Oct 17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 27 Richard Bentley, Oulton, scholar/controversialist
  • Apr 26 Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
  • Apr 30 Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1736)
  • May 12 Jan F van Bloom, [Orizonte] Flemish painter, baptized
  • May 18 George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  • Jul 11 Maximilian II Emanuel, elect of Bayern
  • Aug 5 James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
  • Aug 13 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
  • Aug 25 John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724)
  • Oct 18 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
  • Dec 13 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)
  • Dec 18 James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.


Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • Feb 13 Elisabeth Stuart, of James I of Scotland and England, dies at 65
  • Mar 30 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • Apr 4 Leonhart Kern, German sculptor, dies at about 73
  • Apr 14 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
  • Apr 20 Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
  • Apr 22 John Tradescant, traveller/gardener, dies
  • May 23 John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
  • Jun 14 Henry Vane the Younger, English politician and Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
  • Jun 30 Johannes C Verspronck, portrait painter, buried at about 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • Sep 3 William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  • Sep 22 John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • Nov 20 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)
  • Dec 30 Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria (b. 1628)