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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1691 AD

January

January 18: English king Willem III travels to The Hague

February

February 17: Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service

April

April 9: French troops occupy Mons

June

June 12: Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII

July

July 12: Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII
July 12: Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
July 22: Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France

August

August 16: Yorktown Virginia founded
August 19: Battle at Szalankemen: Austrians beat Turks

September

September 17: Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter

October

October 3: English and Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
October 17: New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth

December

December 4: Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
December 4: Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands
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