1673 in History
January 1 Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston
January 13 Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris
January 22 Postal service between New York and Boston inaugurated
February 20 1st recorded wine auction held in London
February 21 Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet
March 18 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
March 29 English king Charles II accept Test Act: RC excluded of public functions
May 17 Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi
June 6 France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
June 12 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
June 14 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
June 16 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
July 6 French troops conquer Maastricht
July 11 Netherlands and Denmark signs defense treaty
July 24 Edmund Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
August 8 Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of New York City
August 9 Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures New York
August 9 Dutch recapture New York from English; regained by English in 1674
August 21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
August 30 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands and Lutherans form anti-French covenant
September 12 Prince Willem III occupies Naarden
November 9 British king Charles II fires earl of Shaftesbury
November 12 Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
November 13 Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn