On This Day

Historical Events in 1677

  • Jan 21 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), published in Boston

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Feb 15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Feb 16 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested and confined in the Tower of London
  • Mar 13 Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
  • Apr 11 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III
  • Apr 22 Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
  • Apr 26 Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
  • May 29 Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and local Native American
  • Sep 21 John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patent the fire extinguisher
  • Nov 16 French troops occupy Freiburg
  • Dec 12 Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin