Historical Events for Year 1672

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Jan 1st - Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris
Feb 8th - Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
Feb 23rd - Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
Mar 15th - King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
Mar 17th - England declares war on Netherlands
Apr 6th - France declares war on Netherlands
Apr 29th - Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
May 2nd - John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
May 6th - Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
May 15th - 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts
May 17th - Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)
Jun 7th - Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
Jun 12th - French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
Jun 21st - Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
Jun 21st - French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
Jun 25th - 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass
Jul 4th - States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void
Jul 8th - Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
Jul 9th - Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV Aug 20th - Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.
Sep 6th - Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden on France
Oct 18th - Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz
Dec 10th - NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
Dec 23rd - Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
Dec 30th - Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth

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