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Notable Historical Events - 1673

1673Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

1673British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury

1673Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

1673English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions

1673 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston 
Jan 13
Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris 
Jan 22
Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated 
Feb 20
1st recorded wine auction held (London) 
Feb 21
Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet 
Mar 18
Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers 
Mar 29
English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions 
May 17
Louis Joliet & Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi 
Jun 6
France & Brandenburg sign peace treaty 
Jun 12
Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral 
Jun 14
Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet 
Jun 16
Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg 
Jul 6
French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War 
Jul 11
Netherlands & Denmark sign defense treaty 
Jul 24
Edmund Halley enters The Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate 
Aug 8
Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC 
Aug 9
Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 
Aug 21
Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet 
Aug 30
Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant 
Sep 12
Prince Willem III occupies Naarden 
Nov 9
British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury 
Nov 11
Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used. 
Nov 12
Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn 
Nov 13
Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn 
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