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1679Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined

1679King Charles II disbands English parliament

1679 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 24
King Charles II disbands English parliament 
Jan 31
Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris 
Feb 5
German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France 
Apr 3
Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig 
May 27
Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England 
Jun 1
The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog. 
Jun 22
Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots 
Jul 2
Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth. 
Jul 12
Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined 
Sep 18
New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony 
Oct 23
Meal Tub Plot against James Duke of York (future James II of England) 
Nov 15
English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill 
Dec 27
Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java 
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