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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1661 AD


March 10: French King Louis XIV ends office of premier


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


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 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 6: Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders


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


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


December 20: Corporation Act enforced in England
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