1689 in History



January 1 Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York
January 22 Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
January 22 Prince Willem III calls English parliament together
January 26 Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr
January 28 English parliament ends king Charles II reign
February 13 British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
February 14 English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne
February 15 German Parliament declares war on France
February 23 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
March 12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland
March 14 Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen
April 11 William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
April 15 French king Louis XIV declares war on Spain
April 21 William III and Mary Stuart proclaimed king and queen of England
May 9 English King Willem III declares war on France
May 11 Battle of Bantry Bay, French and English naval battle
May 12 England and Netherlands form League of Augsburg
May 24 English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
May 27 Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland
July 1 Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan
July 12 Orangeman's Day-Battle of Boyne, Protestant victory in Ireland
July 25 France declares war on England
July 27 Battle of Killicrankie, Viscount Dundee defeats Whig General MacKay
July 27 Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie
August 25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish and English armies chase French
August 25 Montreal taken by Iroquois
September 1 Russia began taxing men's beards
September 8 China and Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)
October 6 Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
October 11 Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia
December 16 English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
December 22 Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
December 30 Henry Purcell and Tates opera "Dido and Aeneas," premieres in Chesea












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