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  • Feb 13 Glencoe Massacre: about 38 MacDonalds killed early in the morning by rival Campbell clan members, allegedly for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange

USASalem Witch Trials

Feb 29 First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave
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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
  • Mar 1 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets
  • Mar 22 Emperor Leopold I names Duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
  • Mar 26 King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
  • Apr 22 Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
  • May 27 Court of Oyer and Terminer ("to hear and determine") established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accusations of witchcraft
  • May 29 Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
  • May 29 Royal Hospital Chelsea Founder's Day first celebrated
  • Jun 7 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • Jun 10 The first victim of the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop, is hanged for witchcraft in the colony of Massachusetts
  • Jun 24 Kingston, Jamaica, founded
  • Jul 19 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Jul 24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • Aug 3 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
  • Aug 19 Five more people hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Sep 22 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem witch trials
  • Oct 29 Court of Oyer and Terminer, convened for Salem witch trials, dissolved
  • Dec 23 Nahum Tate is appointed the third Poet Laureate by English monarchs William and Mary