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Notable Historical Events - 1683

1683William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"

1683Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered

1683 Historical Events
Date Event
Mar 31
Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey 
May 21
West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname 
Jun 6
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum. 
Jun 12
Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered 
Jun 23
William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken" 
Jul 16
Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna 
Jul 16
Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands. 
Jul 24
1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord 
Sep 3
Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna 
Sep 6
Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance 
Sep 9
Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald 
Sep 12
Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire. 
Sep 15
Germantown Pa founded by 13 immigrant families 
Sep 17
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria 
Sep 24
King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America 
Oct 3
The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu. 
Oct 6
13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila) 
Nov 1
The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties. 
Nov 22
Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London 
Dec 25
English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland 
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