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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1666 AD

January

January 26: France declares war on England and Munster

February

February 16: Netherlands and Brandenburg sign treaty

April

April 18: Peace of Kleef: Netherlands and bishop Von Galen of Munster

June

June 4: Battle at Duinkerk: English vs Dutch fleet
June 11: Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)

August

August 4: Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Christopher; thousands die
August 4: Sea battle between Netherlands and England
August 5: English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter

September

September 1: Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 80% of London is destroyed
September 2: Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses and kills 8
September 2: Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
September 12: Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
September 14: St. Paul's in London destroyed by fire
September 16: "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
September 23: Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren

October

October 25: Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance

November

November 14: Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

December

December 30: Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
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