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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1674 AD

February

February 9: English reconquer New York from Netherlands
February 19: Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (New York City becomes English)

April

April 22: Netherlands and Munster sign peace treaty

May

May 11: Netherlands and Cologne sign peace treaty
May 21: General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
May 28: German Parliament declares war on France

July

July 1: Spain, France and Netherlands form Triple Alliance
July 19: Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

August

August 11: 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Conde vs Willem III)
August 18: Jean Racine's "Iphigenie," premieres in Versailles

September

September 20: 2nd West Indie Company forms

October

October 11: Pierre Corneille's "Surena," premieres in Paris
October 16: Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
October 26: Prince Willem III occupies Grave

November

November 10: Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English

December

December 4: Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago
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