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Events in History in 1662

  • Jan 27 1st American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

The First People To Hop On A BusThe First People To Hop On A Bus

Mar 18 First public bus service begins, promoted by Blaise Pascal, operates in Paris as the "Carosses a Cinq Sous" until 1675

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The thinker: Blaise Pascal becomes lost in thought
The thinker: Blaise Pascal becomes lost in thought
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  • Apr 23 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
  • Apr 27 Netherlands & France sign military covenant
  • May 3 Royal charter granted to Connecticut
  • May 19 Uniformity Act of England goes into effect
  • Jun 24 Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Aug 24 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept Book of Common Prayer
  • Sep 12 John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy
  • Sep 14 Netherlands & England sign peace treaty
  • Oct 17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)