Today in History for Year 1670

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 11 of 11

Feb 14th - Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
Feb 17th - France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
Feb 27th - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
Apr 29th - Pope Clemens X elected
May 2nd - King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company
Jun 1st - English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
Jul 25th - Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
Jul 25th - Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth
Oct 1st - -4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
Nov 28th - Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris
Dec 31st - France & England sign Boyne-treaty

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 14 of 14

Jan 24th - William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
Feb 10th - Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
Feb 10th - William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
Feb 14th - Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer
Feb 28th - Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
Apr 24th - Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer
May 8th - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
May 12th - Frederick Augustus I/ August II, the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (reputed to have sired 355 children) (d. 1733)
Jul 18th - Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
Jul 19th - Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (d. 1758)
Aug 21st - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)
Nov 30th - John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
Dec 4th - John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
Dec 7th - John Aislabie, English director of the South Sea Company (d. 1742)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

Jan 3rd - George Monck, English general(-to the-sea), dies at 61
Jan 21st - Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
Jan 25th - Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
Feb 9th - Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
Feb 19th - King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
Mar 10th - Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
Mar 15th - John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
Apr 23rd - Loreto Vittori, composer, dies at 69
May 21st - Niccolo Zucchi, Italian astronomer (b. 1586)
May 23rd - Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
May 24th - Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59
Jun 30th - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
Oct 27th - Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
Nov 10th - Geory Horn, [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
Nov 15th - Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, dies at 78
Dec 16th - Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies

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