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Notable Historical Events - 1682

1682William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

1682William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

1682William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

1682William Penn left England to sail to New World

1682Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

1682 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 9
Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved," premieres in London 
Mar 19
Nationally Council accept independence of French church 
Apr 9
Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France 
May 1
Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory 
May 6
Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. 
Jun 10
Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree 
Jun 18
William Penn founds Philadelphia, US 
Jun 29
Sofia names herself regent of Russia 
Jul 14
Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London 
Aug 24
Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn 
Aug 30
William Penn left England to sail to New World 
Sep 4
English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him 
Sep 14
Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded. 
Oct 19
English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland 
Oct 26
William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York 
Oct 27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded. 
Oct 29
William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania 
Nov 12
Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy 
Dec 2
English Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam 
Dec 4
1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester) 
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