1654 in History
January 7 Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp, Netherlands, 1 dies
January 26 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
April 12 England, Ireland and Scotland united
April 15 England and Netherlands signs peace treaty
April 21 England and Sweden sign trade agreement
April 26 Jews are expelled from Brazil
May 3 Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals
May 13 Venetian fleet under Admiral Adeler beats Turkish
June 6 Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
June 7 Louis XIV crowned King of France
July 8 1st Jewish colonist arrive in U.S. (Jacob Barsimson in Manhattan)
July 20 Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
August 5 French troops occupy Stenay
August 22 1st Jewish immigrant to U.S., Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
August 24 Louis II Conde disbands ends of Atrecht
September 16 Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
September 25 England and Denmark sign trade agreement
October 12 Kruittoren van Delft, explodes, 50-100 killed
October 15 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel
November 21 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia