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...

NAScRn1531Dec09Juan Diego, an Indian peasant in Mexico, encounters a blinding light and unearthly music and sees the apparition that will be known as The Virgin of Guadalupe. Later the image of the Virgin is found imprinted inside Juan’s cloak
NECfSk1570Dec09Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
NEScGv1625Dec09Netherlands and England sign military treaty
NAMvRl1640Dec09Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
AS????1658Dec09Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
GB????1688Dec09King James II’s wife and son flee England for France
GBMeTh1724Dec09Colley Cibber’s Caesar in Egypt premieres in London
EUMvRl1738Dec09Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
??????1747Dec09England and Netherlands sign military treaty
GB????1762Dec09British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
NACfAr1775Dec09Patriots gain control of Virginia
GBScLc1783Dec09First execution at English Newgate-jail
NAMePr1793Dec09Noah Webster establishes New York’s first daily newspaper, American Minerva
FRSeAy1805Dec09Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
SACfPi1824Dec09Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
NACfTv1835Dec09The Texan Army captures San Antonio
GBMePr1854Dec09Lord Tennyson’s poem, Charge of the Light Brigade, published

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