1651 in History
January 1 Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
February 6 Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
February 13 Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
March 5 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
March 31 Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru
July 24 Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
August 13 Litchfield, CT founded
September 3 Battle at Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists
October 9 English parliament proclaims Navigation Act off
October 17 Future King Charles II flees from England
October 27 English troops occupy Limerick Ireland
November 7 King Louis XIV of France (13) declarer of full age
December 24 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
December 25 Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas"