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Events in History

  • Jan 21 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army

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Mar 6 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Mar 12 1st naturalization act in American colonies
  • Mar 12 New Jersey becomes an English colony

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Mar 24 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • Apr 6 France & Saxony sign alliance
  • May 7 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • May 14 Turkish great Kiprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
  • May 28 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)
  • Jun 4 Viceroy Willem Frederik conquers Dijlerschans
  • Jun 24 The colony of New Jersey is founded.
  • Jul 23 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
  • Jul 31 Pierre Corneille's "Othon" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 1 Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu
  • Aug 10 Austria and the Ottoman Empire sign the Peace of Vásvár
  • Aug 29 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • Sep 20 Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men
  • Sep 24 Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English
  • Oct 28 The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • Dec 15 English colonizing Connecticut

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  • Jan 14 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)
  • Jan 20 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • Jan 24 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • Apr 6 Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)
  • Apr 30 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (d. 1709)
  • May 31 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
  • Jun 5 Mustafa II, sultan of Turkey (1695-1703)
  • Jul 21 Matthew Prior, English poet
  • Aug 25 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent

Deaths in History

  • Jan 18 Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
  • Apr 4 Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • May 21 Elizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman
  • Jul 12 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • Jul 16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47
  • Aug 24 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
  • Aug 27 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (b. 1598)
  • Oct 31 Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51