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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1688 AD


February 18: Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania


June 30: Whig-Lords questions prince Willem III van Orange on Protestantism


July 19: Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo


September 6: Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
September 20: French troops occupies Palts
September 24: France declares war on German


October 1: Prince Willem III accept invitation of English crown to occupy
October 27: King James II fires premier Robert Spencer


November 11: Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
November 15: Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay England
November 24: General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
November 25: Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham
November 26: Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
November 26: French king Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
November 26: King James II escapes back to London


December 4: General strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III
December 9: King James II's wife and son flee England for France
December 10: King James II flees London
December 11: King James II arrested
December 15: Lord Delamere sides with King James II
December 19: King James II's wife and son flee to France
December 20: Prince Willem III's troops pull into London
December 21: Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
December 22: Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
December 23: English king Jacob II flees to France
December 25: English king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
December 25: Lord Delamere sides with King James II
December 31: Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
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