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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1660s  1670s  1680s  – 1690s –  1700s  1710s  1720s
Years: 1688 1689 169016911692 1693 1694

Events

  • March 5 – French troops under Marshal Louis-Francois de Boufflers besiege the Spanish-held town of Mons
  • March 20 – Leisler's Rebellion – New governor arrives in New York – Jacob Leisler surrenders after standoff of several hours
  • March 29 – Siege of Mons ends to the city’s surrender
  • May 6 – Spanish inquisition condemns and forcibly baptizes 219 Jews in Palma Majorca. When 37 try to escape the island, they are burned alive at the stake
  • May 16 – Jacob Leisler is hanged for treason
  • October 3 – Treaty of Limerick which guaranteed civil rights to Catholics was signed. (it was broken "before the ink was dry")
  • Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Suleiman II (1687-1691) to Ahmed II (1691-1695).
  • Michel Rolle invents Rolle's theorem, an essential theorem of mathematics.
  • In New England the two separate Colonies of Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth Colony are united into a single entity by an act of the King and Queen of England.

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