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Notable Historical Events - 1672

1672Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

1672Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

1672French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

1672King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence

1672 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris 
Feb 8
Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London 
Feb 23
Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam 
Mar 15
King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence 
Mar 17
England declares war on Netherlands 
Apr 6
France declares war on Netherlands 
Apr 29
Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands. 
May 2
John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March. 
May 6
Brandenburg monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands 
May 15
1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts 
May 17
Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada) 
Jun 7
Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet 
Jun 12
French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith 
Jun 21
Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded 
Jun 21
French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht 
Jun 25
1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass 
Jul 4
States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void 
Jul 8
Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general 
Jul 9
Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand 
Aug 20
Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague. 
Sep 6
Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden from France 
Oct 18
Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz 
Dec 10
NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston 
Dec 23
Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn 
Dec 30
Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth 
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