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Notable Historical Events - 1661

1661Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal

1661Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York

1661Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

1661Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II

1661French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

1661English king Charles II crowned in London

1661 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 6
The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. 
Jan 30
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years. 
Mar 10
French King Louis XIV ends office of premier 
Apr 23
English king Charles II crowned in London 
Apr 29
Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan 
Apr 30
Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa 
May 3
Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen 
Jun 5
Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge 
Jun 21
Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty 
Jun 23
Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal 
Jul 3
Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II 
Jul 16
1st banknotes in Europe are issued by Bank of Stockholm 
Jul 27
English Parliament confirms Navigation Act 
Aug 6
The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold 
Sep 1
1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James 
Sep 5
French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested 
Oct 1
Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York 
Dec 20
Corporation Act enforced in England 
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