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What Happened in 1643

Historical Events

  • Jan 23 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War
  • Feb 25 Pavonia Massacre: Dutch US colonists kill 120 Algonquin Native Americans at Communipaw (New Jersey)
  • Apr 27 Tirso de Molina's "Bellaco Sois, Gomez" premieres in Madrid
  • May 10 Essex County, Massachusetts is founded, which contains the town of Salem in which the notorious witch-trials will occur in 1692
  • May 13 Battle of Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
  • May 13 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population
  • May 14 Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4
  • May 19 Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
  • May 19 Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor form the United Colonies of New England
  • Jun 15 Able Tasman returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania
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Famous People Born in 1643

  • Feb 16 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (1691-1714), born in Bradford, England (d. 1714)
  • Feb 25 Ahmed II, 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1695) [or born Aug 1, 1642]
  • Mar 25 Louis MorĂ©ri, French encylopedist (d. 1680)
  • Mar 28 Jose Solana, Spanish composer and organist, born in Sieso, Huesca province (d. 1712)
  • Apr 1 Christian Demelius, composer

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