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