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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1693 AD

January

January 11: Mount Etna erupts, Sicily

February

February 6: Royal charter granted College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va
February 8: William and Mary college is 2nd college chartered in US
February 13: College of William and Mary opens

June

June 27: 1st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs France
June 27: 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)

July

July 4: Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
July 8: New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
July 29: Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army

October

October 5: Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
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