Events in History in 1669

Event of Interest

Feb 1 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

  • Mar 11 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts in its largest recorded eruption, killing 15,000
  • Mar 25 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry

May 31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

  • Jun 19 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • Jul 6 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River

Event of Interest

Jul 21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved

  • Sep 6 The siege of Candia, on Crete, ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans - second-longest siege in history (began 1648)

Event of Interest

Nov 16 French state funeral for Henrietta Maria, princess of France, widow of English King Charles I, at St Denis with famous oration by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
  • Dec 31 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty