On This Day

What Happened in 1671

Historical Events

  • Jan 27 Pirate Henry Morgan lands at the gates of Panama City
  • Jan 28 British pirate Henry Morgan captures Panama City from its Spanish defenders
  • Apr 14 Cossacks capture Russian peasant leader Stenka Razin
  • Apr 22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
  • Apr 30 Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • May 9 Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
  • Oct 25 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
  • Nov 1 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • Nov 11 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine

World Leaders in 1671

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 31 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)
  • May 7 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of Opperkrijgshof, dies at 62
  • Jun 6 Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader quartered alive (ns. 16 June)
  • Jun 16 Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader, tortured & executed in Moscow
  • Jun 25 Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (Almagestum Novum), dies at 73
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