On This Day

Events in History in 1664

  • Jan 21 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army

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Mar 6 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Mar 12 1st naturalization act in American colonies
  • Mar 12 New Jersey becomes an English colony

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Mar 20 Scientist Robert Hooke is appointed Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London

Scientist Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke

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Mar 24 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • Apr 6 France & Saxony sign alliance
  • May 7 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • May 14 Turkish Grand Vizier Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
  • Jun 4 Viceroy Willem Frederik conquers Dijlerschans
  • Jun 24 Colony of New Jersey founded when Duke of York grants Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret ownership of land between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers.
  • Jul 23 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
  • Jul 31 Pierre Corneille's "Othon" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 1 Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu
  • Aug 10 Austria and the Ottoman Empire sign the Peace of Vásvár
  • Aug 29 Adriaen Pieck and Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • Sep 20 Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men
  • Sep 24 Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English
  • Oct 28 The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • Dec 15 English colonize Connecticut