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...

??????1542Jul12French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
GBScMd1543Jul12England’s King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th and last wife)
EUCfAi1549Jul12English boer army occupies Norwich
NAScGv1630Jul12New Amsterdam’s governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
ASScGv1645Jul12Alexis of Russia succeeds his father Michael I as czar of Russia
EUMeMu1668Jul12Antonio Cesti’s opera Il Pomo d’Oro premieres in Vienna (concluded on July 14)
GBScLc1679Jul12Britain’s King Charles II ratified Habeas Corpus Act
??????1689Jul12Orangeman’s Day -- Battle of Boyne, Protestant victory in Ireland
ITScRn1691Jul12Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocent XII
GBCfNy   Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
NEScGv1700Jul12Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar -- yesterday was June 30
EUScGv1704Jul12Stanislaw Leszczynski becomes king of part of Poland
ITScRn1730Jul12Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clement XII
GBCfJr1745Jul12Warship Elisabeth joins Charles Edward Stuart (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie)’s frigate Doutelle
GBMvEx1771Jul12James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs, England
NAScGv1774Jul12Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a declaration of independence
??????   Cossack leader Yemelyan Pugachev’s army occupies Kazan
NACfAr1776Jul12As a show of force, two British frigates sail up the Hudson River blasting their guns
GBMvEx   Captain James Cook departs with Resolution for third trip to Pacific Ocean
NACfAr1780Jul12The Battle of Huck’s Defeat
NESeAn1785Jul12First manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands
EUCfNw1801Jul12Second Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish
NACf121812Jul12U.S. forces led by General William Hull invade Canada, War of 1812
??????1817Jul12First flower show held, Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland
NAScRn1843Jul12Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God okays polygamy
NAScGw1844Jul12the first foghorn sounds
NEScGv1850Jul12Dutch Second Chamber accepts establishment of Provincial States
NASeIv1859Jul12Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Massachusetts

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