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1693Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed

1693 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Mt Etna in Sicily erupts 
Feb 6
Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va 
Feb 8
William & Mary college is chartered in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia (2nd in North America) 
Feb 13
College of William & Mary opens in Virginia 
Apr 1
Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed 
Jun 27
1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke 
Jun 27
1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London) 
Jul 4
Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army 
Jul 8
NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies 
Jul 25
Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México. 
Jul 29
War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands. 
Aug 4
Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne 
Oct 4
Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French. 
Oct 5
Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages 
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