By amf1007
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  • Religion

    Apr 4th - English king Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion) and Jun 1st - Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1661

    Jul 27th - Parliament confirms Navigation Act and Dec 20th - Corporation Act enforced in England. Navigation act was when the American colonies could only import goods from England. The corporation act was to strengthen King Charles II. The law would remove anyone from power that was believed to be agaisnt King Charles II.
  • 1662

    Sep 16th - Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation.
  • 1663

    Sep 13th- First serious recorded slave revolt in colonial America in Gloucester County, Virginia.
  • 1664

    Sep 8th - Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers and Oct 28th - The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established
  • 1665

    Nov 7th - 1st edition of "London Gazette"
  • 1666

    Sep 2nd - Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed and Sep 5th - Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead.
  • 1667

    Apr 9th - 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris) and Apr 27th - The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  • 1668

    Mar 25th - 1st horse race in America takes place
  • 1669

    Jul 21st - John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved and Mar 11th - Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000 and Mar 25th - Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000.