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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1689 AD


January 1: Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York
January 22: Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
January 22: Prince Willem III calls English parliament together
January 26: Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr
January 28: English parliament ends king Charles II reign


February 13: British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
February 14: English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne
February 15: German Parliament declares war on France
February 23: Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England


March 12: Former English King James II lands in Ireland
March 14: Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen


April 11: William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
April 15: French king Louis XIV declares war on Spain
April 21: William III and Mary Stuart proclaimed king and queen of England


May 9: English King Willem III declares war on France
May 11: Battle of Bantry Bay, French and English naval battle
May 12: England and Netherlands form League of Augsburg
May 24: English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
May 27: Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland


July 1: Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan
July 12: Orangeman's Day-Battle of Boyne, Protestant victory in Ireland
July 25: France declares war on England
July 27: Battle of Killicrankie, Viscount Dundee defeats Whig General MacKay
July 27: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie


August 25: Battle at Charleroi: Spanish and English armies chase French
August 25: Montreal taken by Iroquois


September 1: Russia began taxing men's beards
September 8: China and Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)


October 6: Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
October 11: Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia


December 16: English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
December 22: Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
December 30: Henry Purcell and Tates opera "Dido and Aeneas," premieres in Chesea
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