Historical Events for Year 1693
Events 1 - 14 of 14
Jan 11th - Mt Etna in Sicily erupts
Feb 6th - Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va
Feb 8th - William & Mary college is chartered in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia (2nd in North America)
Feb 13th - College of William & Mary opens in Virginia
Apr 1st - Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed
Jun 27th - 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke
Jun 27th - 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
Jul 4th - Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
Jul 8th - NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
Jul 25th - Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México.
Jul 29th - War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
Aug 4th - Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne
Puritan Minister Cotton Mather Oct 4th - Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
Oct 5th - Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages