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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1668 AD

January

January 19: King Louis XIV and Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
January 23: England, Netherlands and Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French

February

February 7: Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
February 13: Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
February 23: Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued

March

March 25: 1st horse race in America takes place
March 26: England takes control of Bombay India
March 27: English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

April

April 13: John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate

May

May 2: 1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
May 2: Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution

July

July 7: Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
July 13: Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro," premieres in Vienna

August

August 15: Rijnbond disbands

September

September 16: King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
September 19: Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France

October

October 9: Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish Governor Jose de Paternina
October 23: Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade

December

December 13: Jean Racines "Britannicus," premieres in Paris
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