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1687Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

1687 Historical Events
Date Event
Mar 19
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men. 
Apr 4
King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in English churches 
Jul 2
King James II disbands English parliament 
Jul 5
Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation. 
Aug 12
Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders 
Aug 12
Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine 
Sep 26
Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, the Parthenon is subsequently damaged in the war. 
Sep 26
The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution. 
Sep 28
Venetians take Athens from the Turks 
Oct 11
Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty 
Nov 10
Pope Innocent XI publishes decree Coelestis pastor 
Dec 31
1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope 
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