Historical Events in 1695

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Jan 13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

  • Jan 27 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.
  • Apr 30 William Congreve's Restoration comedy "Love for Love" premieres in London

Historic Event

May 12 English King William III departs to Netherlands

  • Aug 2 Daniel Quare receives a British patent for his portable barometer
  • Aug 11 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk

Historic Event

Aug 13 Bombardment of Brussels begins by French army of Louis XIV, the Grand-Place and much of the city is destroyed during the Nine Years' War

  • Sep 1 Dutch/English army under King William III occupies Names
  • Sep 1 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • Sep 12 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • Oct 10 King William III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
  • Nov 20 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality
  • Dec 31 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.