1665 in History
February 27 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-Admiral De Ruyter beats English
March 4 English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
March 6 Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
March 11 NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
May 5 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
May 15 Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme
May 31 Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
June 3 Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
June 6 Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
June 12 English rename New Amsterdam, New York, after Dutch pull out
June 13 Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
June 17 Battle at Viciosa: English and Portuguese army beat Spain
August 2 French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers
August 12 English fleet beat Dutch fleet
August 27 "Ye Bare and Ye Cubb" is 1st play, performed in North America (Acomac, Va)
September 22 Molieres "L'amour Medecin," premieres in Paris
November 7 1st edition of "London Gazette"
December 4 Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand," premieres in Paris
December 11 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
December 30 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople