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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1690 AD

January

January 6: Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king
January 14: Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
January 22: Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French

February

February 3: 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
February 8: French and Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
February 8: Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal

March

March 16: French king Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

May

May 11: English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia
May 20: England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II

June

June 11: English king Willem III departs to Ireland
June 24: King Willem III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland
June 30: Battle at Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Netherlands/English fleet

July

July 1: Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
July 1: Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army
July 10: Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
July 10: Netherlands-French sea battle at Beachy Head (Cornelis Evertsen)
July 11: Battle of Drogheda Boyne (Willem III (Netherlands-England) beat Jacobus II (Ire)
July 12: Battle of Boyne-King William III defeats catholic king James II

August

August 1: Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
August 24: Job Charnock founds Calcutta India

September

September 6: King Willem III escapes back to England
September 25: Publick Occurrences, 1st U.S. (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st and last ed

October

October 7: English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
October 8: Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
October 23: Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking

December

December 10: Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
December 23: John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered
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