Events in History in 1655

Scientific Discovery

Mar 25 Astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovers Saturn's largest moon, Titan

  • Apr 4 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
  • Apr 4 The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach

Historic Event

Apr 7 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII

  • Apr 26 Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
  • Apr 28 English General-at-Sea Robert Blake (he was never titled Admiral) beats North African pirate fleet
  • May 10 Jamaica captured by the English
  • Jul 27 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
  • Jul 27 Netherlands and Brandenburg sign military treaty
  • Jul 29 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
  • Jul 30 Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
  • Jul 31 Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years

Historic Event

Aug 9 Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts

  • Aug 28 New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
  • Aug 29 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
  • Sep 26 Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
  • Oct 9 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
  • Oct 15 Jews of Lublin are massacred
  • Nov 3 England & France sign military & economic treaties
  • Nov 24 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
  • Dec 4 Middelburg, Netherlands forbids building of synagogue