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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1661 AD

March

March 10: French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

April

April 23: English king Charles II crowned in London
April 29: Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
April 30: Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa

May

May 3: Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
May 25: King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

June

June 5: Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
June 21: Treaty of Kardis: Russia and Sweden sign peace treaty
June 23: Marriage contract for Charles II of England and Catharina of Portugal

July

July 3: Portugal gives Tanger and Bombay to English King Charles II
July 16: 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
July 27: Parliament confirms Navigation Act

August

August 6: Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders

September

September 1: 1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James
September 5: French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested

October

October 1: Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James

December

December 20: Corporation Act enforced in England
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