March 19 - The men under explorer Robert Cavelier
de La Salle murder him while
searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River.
July 5 - Isaac Newton's
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica is published.
December 31 - The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope.King James II
of England issues the Declaration of Indulgence, suspending laws
against Catholics and non-conformists.
Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mehmed IV
(1648-1687) toSuleiman II
End of the reign of Emperor Reigen of Japan.Emperor Higashiyama
ascends to the throne of Japan.Births
January 30 - Johann Balthasar Neumann
, master builder (+ 1753).Antonion Lazzaro Moro
- Italian geologist (+ 1752).Deaths
March 22 - Jean Baptiste Lully
, French composer.John Alden
.Sir William Petty
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