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1668Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

1668English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

1668 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 19
King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain 
Jan 23
England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French 
Feb 7
Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace" 
Feb 13
Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal 
Feb 23
Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued 
Mar 25
1st horse race in America takes place 
Mar 26
England takes control of Bombay, India 
Mar 27
English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company 
Apr 13
John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate 
May 2
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands 
Jul 7
Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge 
Jul 13
Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna 
Aug 15
Confederation of the Rhine disbands 
Sep 16
King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France 
Sep 19
Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France 
Oct 9
Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina 
Oct 23
Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade 
Dec 13
Jean Racine's "Britannicus" premieres in Paris 
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