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Notable Historical Events - 1662

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

1662Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

1662 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 27
1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI) 
Feb 1
Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates 
Apr 23
Connecticut chartered as an English colony 
Apr 27
Netherlands & France sign military covenant 
May 3
Royal charter granted to Connecticut 
May 19
Uniformity Act of England goes into effect 
Jun 24
Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day) 
Jul 15
King Charles II charters Royal Society in London 
Aug 24
Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer 
Sep 12
John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy 
Sep 14
Netherlands & England sign peace treaty 
Oct 17
Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds) 
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