On This Day

Historical Events in 1669

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Feb 1 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Mar 11 Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
  • Mar 25 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000

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May 31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Diarist
Samuel Pepys
  • Jun 19 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • Jul 6 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River

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Jul 21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • Sep 6 The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.

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Nov 16 French state funeral for Henrietta Maria, princess of France, widow of English King Charles I, at St Denis with famous oration by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
  • Dec 31 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty