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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1672 AD

January

January 1: Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris

February

February 8: Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
February 23: Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam

March

March 15: King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
March 17: England declares war on Netherlands

April

April 6: France declares war on Netherlands

May

May 6: Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
May 15: 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts
May 17: Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)

June

June 7: Battle by Solebay: Dutch Admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
June 12: French army under General Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
June 21: Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
June 21: French troops under king Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
June 25: 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in U.S. held, Sandwich, Mass

July

July 4: States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void
July 8: Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
July 9: Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand

September

September 6: Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden on France

October

October 18: Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz

December

December 10: New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York and Boston
December 23: Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
December 30: Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden, Netherlands
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