Historical Events in 1663

Historic Event

Jan 10 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

  • Feb 5 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
  • Mar 26 The Quebec Seminary established by François de Montmorency-Laval, First Bishop of New France. North America's first institution of higher learning. [1]
  • Apr 1 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
  • Apr 6 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • Apr 18 Osman declares war on Austria
  • May 7 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
  • Jun 8 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • Jul 8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

Historic Event

Jul 11 Oxford mathematician John Wallis gives a lecture on Euclid’s parallel postulate, first Western attempt to derive the parallel postulate as a theorem

  • Jul 26 French troops invade papal territory Comtat Venaissin
  • Jul 27 English Parliament accepts Staple Act
  • Sep 13 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
  • Sep 25 Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to invading Turkish army