Events in History in 1696

  • Jan 31 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • Feb 27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • Feb 29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption

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Mar 7 English King William III departs Netherlands

  • May 31 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

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Jul 18 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

  • Jul 28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance

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Aug 29 King Louis XIV of France and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

  • Nov 21 J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
  • Dec 7 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
  • Dec 19 Jean-Francois Regnard's play "Le Joueur" (The Gamester) premieres in Paris