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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1653 AD


February 2: New Amsterdam becomes a city, later called New York City
February 3: Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
February 7: Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
February 20: Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth


March 14: Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno


April 20: Cromwell routes English parliament to house


May 24: German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria


June 12: Battle at North Foreland: English fleet beats Dutch


July 4: British Barebones Parliament goes into session
July 30: Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
July 31: Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux


August 10: Sea battle at Heijde, English fleet beats Dutch
August 15: Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea


October 1: Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine


December 1: An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St. Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
December 12: Barebone-parliament ends
December 16: Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector
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