Historical Events in 1696

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  • Jan 31 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • Feb 27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • Feb 29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
  • Mar 7 English King William III departs Netherlands
  • May 31 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

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Jul 18 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jul 28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance

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Jul 29 King Louis XIV of France and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Aug 13 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
  • Nov 21 J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
  • Dec 7 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
  • Dec 19 Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur" premieres in Paris