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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1675 AD

January

January 1: Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Netherlands
January 5: Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
January 8: 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
January 31: Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft

February

February 21: Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland

March

March 2: Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
March 4: John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

June

June 20: Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
June 22: Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
June 25: Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
June 28: Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden

August

August 6: Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut
August 10: King Charles II lays foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
August 10: Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam

September

September 6: Swedish Admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
September 9: New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians

October

October 4: Christian Huygens patents pocket watch

November

November 4: Storm hits about West-Europe: flood in Amsterdam
November 14: Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
November 22: English king Charles II adjourns parliament
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