On This Day

Events in History in 1682

  • Feb 9 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London
  • Mar 19 Assembly of the French clergy issues a declaration stating, among other things, that the power of the King is not subject to papal authority
  • Apr 9 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
  • May 1 Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory

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May 6 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Jun 10 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree

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Jun 18 William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

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Aug 26 English astronomer Edmond Halley first observes the comet named after him

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley

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Dec 2 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam following the failure of his plots to prevent a Catholic succession should King Charles II die

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Dec 4 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)