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Events in History

  • 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
  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 13 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Venice, painter (Fortune Teller)
  • Feb 25 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
  • Mar 7 Johan W van Ripperda, Dutch diplomat/baron/duke
  • Apr 15 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • Apr 16 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
  • Apr 22 Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter
  • May 17 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (d. 1722)
  • Jun 17 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718)
  • Jul 10 Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
  • Jul 10 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (d. 1716)
  • Aug 16 Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir-apparent to the French throne (d. 1712)
  • Oct 29 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 13 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
  • Feb 23 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
  • Mar 14 Jacob I van Ruysdael, physician/landscape painter, dies at about 53
  • Apr 1 Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • Apr 3 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter, dies
  • Apr 14 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)
  • Apr 27 Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies
  • May 7 Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
  • Jul 12 Jean Picard, French astronomer (b. 1620)
  • Sep 8 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)
  • Oct 19 Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)
  • Nov 19 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
  • Nov 23 Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • Nov 29 Rupert, prince of Palts/adm/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62