On This Day

Year 1663 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 10 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
  • Feb 5 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
  • Mar 26 The Quebec Seminary established by François de Montmorency-Laval, First Bishop of New France. North America's first institution of higher learning. [1]
  • Apr 1 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
  • Apr 6 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • Apr 18 Osman declares war on Austria
  • May 7 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
  • Jun 8 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • Jul 8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
  • Jul 11 Oxford mathematician John Wallis gives a lecture on Euclid’s parallel postulate, first Western attempt to derive the parallel postulate as a theorem
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1663

  • Jan 29 Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
  • Feb 19 Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
  • Apr 7 Francis Cooke, Mayflower Pilgrim, dies at approximately 80
  • Jun 4 William Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63), dies
  • Sep 18 Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint, dies at 60

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