What Happened in 1673

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
  • Jan 13 Jean Racine's "Mithridate" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 22 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • Feb 20 1st recorded wine auction held in London
  • Feb 21 Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet
  • Mar 18 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
  • Mar 29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
  • May 17 Louis Jolliet & Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi
  • Jun 6 France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • Jun 12 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
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Famous People Born in 1673

  • Jan 6 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems, born in Herefordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1744)
  • Jan 31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • Feb 1 Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1747)
  • Feb 6 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, German composer, born in Immelborn, Germany (d. 1731)
  • Mar 19 Pedro Vaz Rego, Portuguese composer and poet, born in Campo Maior, Portugal (d. 1736)
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World Leaders in 1673