1690 in History
January 6 Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king
January 14 Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
January 22 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
February 3 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
February 8 French and Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
February 8 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
March 16 French king Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
May 11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia
May 20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
June 11 English king Willem III departs to Ireland
June 24 King Willem III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland
June 30 Battle at Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Netherlands/English fleet
July 1 Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
July 1 Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army
July 10 Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
July 10 Netherlands-French sea battle at Beachy Head (Cornelis Evertsen)
July 11 Battle of Drogheda Boyne (Willem III (Netherlands-England) beat Jacobus II (Ire)
July 12 Battle of Boyne-King William III defeats catholic king James II
August 1 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
August 24 Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
September 6 King Willem III escapes back to England
September 25 Publick Occurrences, 1st U.S. (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st and last ed
October 7 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
October 8 Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
October 23 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking
December 10 Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
December 23 John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered