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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1657 AD


February 4: Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal


March 23: France and England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
March 31: English Humble Petition offers Lord Protector Cromwell the crown


April 3: English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown
April 20: Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet


June 1: 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (New York)


July 13: Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert


September 19: Brandenburg and Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
September 24: 1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland


October 1: Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
October 3: French troops occupy Mardyke


November 6: Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg
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