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1665English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands

1665 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 27
Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English 
Mar 4
English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands 
Mar 6
Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing 
Mar 11
NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights 
May 5
Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow 
May 15
Pope Alexander VII appoints committe to investigate Jansenism 
May 31
Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah 
Jun 3
Duke of York (future James II) defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft 
Jun 6
Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain 
Jun 12
New Amsterdam legally becomes British and renamed New York after English Duke of York 
Jun 12
England installs a municipal government in New York City 
Jun 13
Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch 
Jun 17
Battle at Viciosa: English & Portuguese army beat Spain 
Aug 2
French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers 
Aug 12
English fleet beat Dutch fleet 
Aug 27
"Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is first play performed in North America (Acomac, Va) 
Sep 22
Molieres "L'amour Medecin," premieres in Paris 
Oct 5
The University of Kiel is founded. 
Oct 29
Battle of Ambuila, where Portuguese forces defeated the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.. 
Nov 7
1st edition of "London Gazette" 
Dec 4
Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand" premieres in Paris 
Dec 11
"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna 
Dec 30
"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople 
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