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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1652 AD


January 24: Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels


April 6: Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established
April 6: John of Riebeeck lands/establishes VOC-post in Capetown
April 7: Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa


May 2: Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik
May 4: Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
May 10: John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
May 13: Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
May 18: Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
May 19: Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
May 29: English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp


June 10: In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
June 27: New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US


July 4: Prince of Conde starts blood bath in Paris
July 6: Fire on Dutch Dam, Amsterdam's city hall burns
July 10: England declares war on Netherlands
July 25: Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church


August 26: Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter


September 7: Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
September 16: Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
September 28: English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock


October 13: Prince of Conde flees Paris
October 21: King Louis XIV returns to Paris


December 10: Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
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