1679 in History
January 24 King Charles II disbands English parliament
January 31 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris
February 5 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
April 3 Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig
May 27 Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest and imprisonment) passes in UK
June 1 Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scottish
July 12 Britain's King Charles II ratified Habeas Corpus Act
September 18 New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 23 Meal Tub Plot against James II of England
November 3 Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
November 15 English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
December 27 Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java