On This Day

Historical Events in 1686

  • Feb 15 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 4 English King James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
  • May 4 Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines
  • Jul 9 Germany, Sweden and Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • Jul 17 A meeting takes place at L√ľneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defense, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.
  • Jul 22 City of Albany, NY chartered
  • Aug 18 Giovanni Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
  • Sep 2 Habsburg armies take Buda from Turks
  • Nov 18 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.
  • Dec 19 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Daniel Defoe)