1675 in History
January 1 Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Netherlands
January 5 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
January 8 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
January 31 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
February 21 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland
March 2 Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
March 4 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
June 20 Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
June 22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
June 25 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
June 28 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
August 6 Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut
August 10 King Charles II lays foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
August 10 Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
September 6 Swedish Admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
September 9 New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
October 4 Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
November 4 Storm hits about West-Europe: flood in Amsterdam
November 14 Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
November 22 English king Charles II adjourns parliament