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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1665 AD

February

February 27: Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-Admiral De Ruyter beats English

March

March 4: English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
March 6: Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
March 11: NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights

May

May 5: Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
May 15: Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme
May 31: Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah

June

June 3: Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
June 6: Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
June 12: English rename New Amsterdam, New York, after Dutch pull out
June 13: Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
June 17: Battle at Viciosa: English and Portuguese army beat Spain

August

August 2: French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers
August 12: English fleet beat Dutch fleet
August 27: "Ye Bare and Ye Cubb" is 1st play, performed in North America (Acomac, Va)

September

September 22: Molieres "L'amour Medecin," premieres in Paris

November

November 7: 1st edition of "London Gazette"

December

December 4: Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand," premieres in Paris
December 11: "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
December 30: "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople
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