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What Happened in 1680

Historical Events in 1680

  • Mar 22 Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas
  • Jul 8 The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Aug 10 In New Mexico, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniards
  • Aug 21 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish
  • Sep 26 Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
  • Nov 14 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)
  • Dec 4 Hen in Rome lays a uniquely patterned egg, later believed to have predicted the arrival of the Kirch/Newton "Great Comet of 1680"
  • Dec 15 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal
  • Dec 31 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens

Famous People Born in 1680

  • Jan 3 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
  • Feb 14 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, born in Penshurst Place, Kent (d. 1737)
  • Feb 25 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, Bohemian composer and patron (Gluck)
  • Mar 20 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)
  • Apr 9 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, born in Tours, France (d. 1754)

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World Leaders in 1680