A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

GBScRn1536Apr14English king Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries
??????1544Apr14Battle of Carignano: French troops under Earl d’Enghien beat Swiss
EUScRn1570Apr14Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
NECfEy1574Apr14Battle of Mookerheyde -- Sancho d'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
ITSeAy1611Apr14The word "telescope" is created by the Greek poet/theologian Giovanni Demisiani at a banquet held by Prince Federico Cesi
EUCfTy1629Apr14England and France sign Treaty of Suza, ending the Anglo-French War
ASCfAi1671Apr14Cosaks capture Russian boer leader Stepan Razin
NA????1756Apr14Governor James Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia indians
NAScGv1775Apr14Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage is secretly ordered by the British to enforce the Intolerable (Coercive) Acts and suppress "open rebellion" among colonists by using all necessary force.
NA????   The first American abolition society is founded in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush
NAScGv1777Apr14New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
FRScRn1799Apr14Napoleon Bonaparte calls for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
NASeMn1818Apr14U.S. Medical Corp forms
NAScCl1828Apr1418-gun sloop Acorn sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard
NAMePr   First edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary published
EUScGv1849Apr14Hungarian Republic proclaimed
SASeNd1854Apr14San Salvador destroyed by earthquake

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