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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1684 1685 168616871688 1689 1690
1687 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1687
MDCLXXXVII
Ab urbe condita 2440
Armenian calendar 1136
ԹՎ ՌՃԼԶ
Assyrian calendar 6437
Bahá'í calendar -157–-156
Bengali calendar 1094
Berber calendar 2637
English Regnal year Ja. 2 – 3 Ja. 2
Buddhist calendar 2231
Burmese calendar 1049
Byzantine calendar 7195–7196
Chinese calendar 丙寅年十一月十八日
(4323/4383-11-18)
— to —
丁卯年十一月廿七日
(4324/4384-11-27)
Coptic calendar 1403–1404
Ethiopian calendar 1679–1680
Hebrew calendar 5447–5448
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1743–1744
 - Shaka Samvat 1609–1610
 - Kali Yuga 4788–4789
Holocene calendar 11687
Iranian calendar 1065–1066
Islamic calendar 1098–1099
Japanese calendar Jōkyō 4
(貞享4年)
Korean calendar 4020
Minguo calendar 225 before ROC
民前225年
Thai solar calendar 2230

Year 1687 was a common year that started on a Wednesday when using the Gregorian calendar.

Events

  • March 19 – The men under explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle murder him while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River.
  • April 4 – King James II of England issues the Declaration of Indulgence, suspending laws against Catholics and non-conformists.
  • May 6 – Emperor Higashiyama succeeds Emperor Reigen on the throne of Japan.
  • July 5Isaac Newton's three laws of motion (Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica) is published.
  • August 12 – Battle of Mohács, fight between Sultan Mehmed IV's Ottoman Turks and Emperor Leopold I's Austrian Habsburgs' forces commanded by Charles of Lorraine.
  • September 28 – The Parthenon explodes, while being used as a gunpowder store.
  • December 31 – The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope.

Undated

Births

  • January 27 – Johann Balthasar Neumann, German architect (died 1753)
  • March 7 – Jean Lebeuf, French historian (died. 1760)
  • June 24 – Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar (died 1757)
  • September 7 – Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (died 1772)
  • October 4 – Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (died 1768)
  • October 21 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (died 1759)
  • November 7 – William Stukeley, English archaeologist (died 1765)
  • December 5 – Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (died 1762)
  • December 26 – Johann Georg Pisendel, German musician (died 1755)
  • date unknown Shahzada Assadullah Khan Abdali, Persian Governor of Herat (died 1720)
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Deaths

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