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1689French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

1689 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York 
Jan 22
Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords 
Jan 22
Prince William of Orange (future King William III of Britain), summons Convention Parliament to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary 
Jan 26
Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr 
Jan 28
English parliament resolved that the throne is vacant 
Feb 13
British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights - establishes limits on the crown and rights of parliament 
Feb 14
English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne 
Feb 15
German Parliament declares war on France 
Feb 23
Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England 
Mar 12
Former English King James II lands in Ireland 
Mar 14
Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen 
Mar 16
The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded. 
Apr 11
William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain 
Apr 15
French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain 
Apr 20
The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry. 
Apr 21
William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed king & queen of England 
May 9
English King William III declares war on France 
May 11
Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle 
May 12
England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg 
May 24
English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants 
May 27
Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland 
Jul 1
Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan 
Jul 25
France declares war on England 
Jul 27
Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay 
Aug 5
1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France. 
Aug 21
The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland. 
Aug 25
Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French 
Aug 25
Montreal taken by Iroquois 
Aug 27
The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire. 
Sep 1
Russia began taxing men's beards 
Sep 8
China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul) 
Oct 6
Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII 
Dec 16
English Parliament passes Bill of Rights establishing limits on crown powers and requirement for regular elections 
Dec 22
Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck 
Dec 30
Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas," premieres in Chesea 
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