Historical Events for Year 1659
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Jan 14th - Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
Jan 24th - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
Feb 11th - The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
Feb 16th - 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
Apr 22nd - Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
May 22nd - France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
May 25th - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory.
May 31st - Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
Jun 29th - The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.
Sep 30th - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
Fictional Character Robinson Crusoe Sep 30th - Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
Oct 12th - English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals
Oct 13th - Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government
Nov 7th - Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
Nov 17th - Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
Nov 25th - Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
Dec 8th - Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
The Sun King of France Louis XIV Dec 16th - General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland
Dec 26th - Long Parliament reforms in Westminster