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1675King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

1675Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1675 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth 
Jan 5
Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg 
Jan 8
1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co) 
Jan 31
Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft 
Feb 21
Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland 
Mar 2
Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel 
Mar 4
John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England 
Jun 20
Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom 
Jun 22
Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II 
Jun 25
Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden 
Jun 28
Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden 
Aug 6
Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility 
Aug 10
King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich 
Aug 10
Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam 
Sep 6
Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships 
Sep 9
New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians 
Oct 4
Christian Huygens patents pocket watch 
Oct 29
Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral. 
Nov 2
A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War. 
Nov 4
Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam 
Nov 11
Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function. 
Nov 14
Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine 
Nov 22
English king Charles II adjourns parliament 
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