1693 in History
January 11 Mount Etna erupts, Sicily
February 6 Royal charter granted College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va
February 8 William and Mary college is 2nd college chartered in US
February 13 College of William and Mary opens
June 27 1st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs France
June 27 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
July 4 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
July 8 New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
July 29 Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army
October 5 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages