Events in History in 1657

Event of Interest

Feb 4 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal

  • Mar 2 Great Fire of Meireki destroys 60-70% of the Japanese capital city of Edo, killing an estimated 100,000 people
  • Mar 23 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • Mar 31 English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
  • Apr 3 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown
  • Apr 20 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • Jun 1 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
  • Jul 13 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
  • Sep 19 Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
  • Sep 24 1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
  • Oct 1 Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
  • Oct 3 French troops occupy Mardyke
  • Nov 6 Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg

Flushing Remonstrance

Dec 27 "Flushing Remonstrance" petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, protesting the ban on Quaker worship