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Date Event
Jan 26
France declares war on England & Munster 
Feb 16
Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty 
Apr 18
Peace of Kleef: Netherlands & bishop Von Galen of Munster 
Jun 4
Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet 
Jun 11
-14] Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht) 
Aug 4
Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique & St Christopher; thousands die 
Aug 4
Sea battle between Netherlands & England 
Aug 5
English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel de Ruyter 
Aug 9
Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire". 
Sep 2
Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed 
Sep 5
Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead 
Sep 16
"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet 
Oct 25
Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance 
Nov 14
Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs) 
Dec 30
Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname 
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