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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1678 AD

January

January 2: Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva"

February

February 18: John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published
February 27: Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower

April

April 25: French troops conquer Ypres

May

May 3: French conquering fleet at Curaeao, 1200 die
May 11: French Admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaeao
May 17: King Charles II and Louis XIV sign secret treaty
May 31: Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes

July

July 26: England and Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
July 30: English troops lands in Flanders

August

August 3: Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
August 10: Netherlands and France signs peace treaty in Nijmegen
August 14: Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange

September

September 17: France and Spain signs peace treaty
September 28: "Pilgrim's Progress" published
September 29: France and Brandenburg signs peace treaty

November

November 5: Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
November 30: Roman Catholics banned from English parliament

December

December 3: Edmund Halley receives MA from Queen's College, Oxford
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