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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1681 AD

January

January 6: 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)

March

March 4: King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania
March 10: English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
March 21: 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

July

July 2: Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high-treason

September

September 30: Netherlands and Sweden sign treaty

October

October 23: French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
October 24: Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

November

November 9: Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
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