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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1683 AD

March

March 31: Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey

May

May 21: West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname

June

June 12: Rye House-plot against English king Charles II uncovered
June 23: William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"

July

July 16: Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
July 24: 1st settlers from Germany to U.S., leave aboard Concord
July 28: Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark

September

September 3: Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
September 6: Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
September 9: Expelled Polish and Lotharings reach Wienerwald
September 12: Turkish troops attacks Vienna overthrows by Polish king Sobieski
September 15: Germantown Pennsylvania founded by 13 immigrant families
September 17: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
September 24: King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

November

November 16: Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia
November 22: Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premieres in London

December

December 25: English Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
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