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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1679 AD

January

January 24: King Charles II disbands English parliament
January 31: Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris

February

February 5: German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

April

April 3: Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig

May

May 27: Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest and imprisonment) passes in UK

June

June 1: Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scottish

July

July 12: Britain's King Charles II ratified Habeas Corpus Act

September

September 18: New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony

October

October 23: Meal Tub Plot against James II of England

November

November 3: Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
November 15: English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill

December

December 27: Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java
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