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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1662 AD

January

January 27: 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)

February

February 1: Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates

April

April 22: Royal Society incorporates
April 23: Connecticut chartered as an English colony
April 27: Netherlands and France sign military covenant

May

May 3: Royal charter granted Connecticut
May 19: Uniformity Act of England goes into effect

June

June 24: Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed, Macau Day

July

July 15: England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

August

August 24: Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer

September

September 14: Netherlands and England sign peace treaty
September 16: Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation

October

October 26: Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
October 27: England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million livres
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