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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1673 AD


January 1: Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston
January 13: Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris
January 22: Postal service between New York and Boston inaugurated


February 20: 1st recorded wine auction held in London
February 21: Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet


March 18: Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
March 29: English king Charles II accept Test Act: RC excluded of public functions


May 17: Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi


June 6: France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
June 12: Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
June 14: Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
June 16: Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg


July 6: French troops conquer Maastricht
July 11: Netherlands and Denmark signs defense treaty
July 24: Edmund Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate


August 8: Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of New York City
August 9: Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures New York
August 9: Dutch recapture New York from English; regained by English in 1674
August 21: Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
August 30: Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands and Lutherans form anti-French covenant


September 12: Prince Willem III occupies Naarden


November 9: British king Charles II fires earl of Shaftesbury
November 12: Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
November 13: Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
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