1686 in History
February 15 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris
April 4 English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
July 9 Germany, Sweden and Spain signs anti-French League of Augsburg
July 22 City of Albany, New York chartered
August 18 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
September 2 Habsburgse armies occupy Buda on Turks
December 19 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)