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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1672 AD


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


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


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


April 6: France declares war on Netherlands


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 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 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 6: Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden on France


October 18: Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz


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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