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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1657 AD

February

February 4: Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal

March

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

April

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

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

July

July 13: Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert

September

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

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

November

November 6: Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg
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