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Date Event
Jan 29
Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia. 
Feb 10
Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass 
Apr 18
Sudbury, Mass attacked by Indians 
Apr 22
Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded 
May 10
Bacon's Rebellion begins, frontiersmen vs Virginia government 
Jun 1
Battle of Öland - a naval battle between allied Danish-Dutch and Swedish fleets in the Baltic Sea, part of the Scanian War (1675—79) for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Allied victory, two Swedish commanders killed. 
Jun 2
Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet 
Jun 11
Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden 
Jul 29
Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians 
Aug 3
Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia" 
Aug 12
1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England 
Sep 19
Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire 
Sep 21
Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI 
Oct 27
Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw 
Nov 3
Kara Mustafa succeeds Ahmed Kiprulu as Turkish grand vizier 
Nov 6
King Carlos II of Spain comes of age (at 15) 
Nov 16
1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket Mass 
Dec 3
Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000 
Dec 4
Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt. 
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