1668 in History
January 19 King Louis XIV and Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
January 23 England, Netherlands and Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French
February 7 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
February 13 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
February 23 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
March 25 1st horse race in America takes place
March 26 England takes control of Bombay India
March 27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
April 13 John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate
May 2 1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
May 2 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution
July 7 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
July 13 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro," premieres in Vienna
August 15 Rijnbond disbands
September 16 King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
September 19 Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France
October 9 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish Governor Jose de Paternina
October 23 Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
December 13 Jean Racines "Britannicus," premieres in Paris