1662 in History
January 27 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
February 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates
April 22 Royal Society incorporates
April 23 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
April 27 Netherlands and France sign military covenant
May 3 Royal charter granted Connecticut
May 19 Uniformity Act of England goes into effect
June 24 Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed, Macau Day
July 15 England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
August 24 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
September 14 Netherlands and England sign peace treaty
September 16 Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation
October 26 Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
October 27 England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million livres