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Historical Events Happened In 1678

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Jan 02   Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva" on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71  

Jan 07   On this day in history johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59  

Jan 24   On this day in history joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72  

Feb 10   On this day in history philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried  

Feb 13   On this day in history tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system  

Feb 18   On this day in history john Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published  

Feb 18   On this day in history john Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" is published  

Feb 27   Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)  

Mar 04   On this day in history the birth of Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer  

Mar 15   Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop on this day in history.  

Apr 25   French troops conquer Ypres on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history french conquering fleet at Curaçao, 1200 die  

May 03   French conquering fleet at Curacao, 1200 die on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70  

May 06   On this day in history joseph de La Barre, composer, dies at 44  

May 11   French Admiral Jean d'Estrées' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaçao on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history french admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaaao  

May 17   On this day in history king Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty  

May 31   Lady Godiva rides naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes on this day in history.  

May 31   On this day in history lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes  

Jun 02   On this day in history pieter the Great, regent/diplomat, dies at 63  

Jun 17   On this day in history giacomo Torelli, composer, dies at 69  

Jun 25   Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Nicola Francesco Haym, composer on this day in history.  

Jul 26   On this day in history england & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France  

Jul 26   Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11) on this day in history.  

Jul 30   On this day in history english troops lands in Flanders  

Aug 03   Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon on this day in history.  

Aug 03   On this day in history robert LaSalle builds first ship in America, Griffon  

Aug 10   Netherlands & France signs peace treaty in Nijmegen on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange  

Aug 16   On this day in history andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 03   Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (d. 1747) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history birth of filippo Juvara, Italian architect (d. 1736)  

Mar 15   Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop was born on this day in history.  

Jul 06   On this day in history birth of nicola Francesco Haym, composer  

Jul 26   Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11) was born on this day in history.  

Sep 16   On this day in history birth of henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)  

Sep 29   On this day in history birth of adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)  

Famous Deaths In 1678

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59  

Jan 24   On this day in history joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72  

Jan 29   Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593) died on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried died on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70  

May 06   On this day in history joseph de La Barre, composer, dies at 44  

Jun 02   On this day in history pieter the Great, regent/diplomat, dies at 63