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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1630s  1640s  1650s  – 1660s –  1670s  1680s  1690s
Years: 1664 1665 166616671668 1669 1670


  • January 20Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power.
  • April 27 – The blind, impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  • June 12-17 – In the Raid on the Medway, a Dutch fleet under admiral Michiel de Ruyter burns Sheerness, sails up the River Medway, raids Chatham dockyards and escapes with the royal barge The Royal Charles.
  • June 15 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys. He transfuses the blood of a sheep to a 15-year-old boy. (Though this operation is a success, a later patient dies from the procedure and Denys is accused of murder).
  • June 20 – Dutch troops attack Royal Navy ships in London and Chatham and burn them.
  • July 31 – Second Anglo-Dutch War ends: The Treaty of Breda ends the war. The treaty also recognizes Acadia as a French possession.
  • October 18Brooklyn is chartered under the name Brueckelen by Mathias Nicolls, Governor of New Netherland.
  • November 25 – Devastating earthquake rocks Caucasia, killing 80,000 people.
  • Suleiman I becomes Shah of Persia.
  • The Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb buys off the bandit Shivaji by making him a Rajah and allowing him to collect taxes.
  • Robert Hooke demonstrates that the alteration of the blood in the lungs is essential for respiration.
  • The War of Devolution begins, France invades Flanders and Free County.
  • Louis XIV of France abolishes the Livre Parisis (Paris Pound) in favor of the much more widely used Livre Tournois (Tours Pound). He also designates Gabriel-Nicolas de la Reynie as first chief of "police" of Paris.
  • French army uses grenadiers.
  • Yohannes succeeds his father Fasildos as Emperor of Ethiopia.


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