1660
Charles II returns to England.
Future King George born.
Boers settle South Africa.
Cafè Procope, Paris.
Nuremberg pencil factory.
Water closets.
Samuel Pepys: Diary.
Velázquez dies.

1661
Charles II coronation.
India famine.
Manometer.
Daniel Defoe born.
Algonquin translation of Bible (1st Amer. ed.).
Académie Royale de Danse.

1662
Future Queen Mary II born.
Charles II marries Catharine of Portugal.
The Royal Society.
Last silver pennies minted, England
Poor Robin’s Almanac.
Blaise Pascal dies.
Versailles Gardens.

1663
Quebec capital of New France.
Binomial Theorem.
England: hearth tax.
England: turnpike tolls.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Cotton Mather born.

1664
Peter Stuyvesant surrenders.
New Amsterdam renamed New York.
Conventicle Act.
Trappist Order.
John Vanbrugh born.
French horn.

1665
Future Queen Anne born.
Philip IV of Spain dies.
Charles II of Spain.
England law & admin. introduced to New York.
Midwifery forceps.
Diffraction of light.
Microscope.
New Jersey founded.
Newton gravitation.
Differential calculus.
1st modern census.
London Gazette.
Great Plague of London.
Molière: Don Juan.
Five-Mile Act.
Rome: St. Peter’s finished.
Nicolas Poussin dies.

1666
France & Dutch declare war on England
Puritans settle Newark.
1st Cheddar cheese.
Great Fire of London.
1st Armenian Bible.
Frans Hals dies.
1st Stradivarius.

1667
Treaty between France & England against Spain.
Peace of Breda.
Paris National Observatory.
Hand grenades, France.
Milton: Paradise Lost.
Jonathan Swift born.
Pope Alexander dies,
Pope Clement IX succeeds.

1668
Alliance of the Hague.
Treaty of Lisbon.
England controls Bombay.
Reflecting telescope.
François Couperin born.

1669
South Carolina founded.
Turks take Crete, Venice: zero.
Hindu banned in India.
Silkworm studies.
Phosphorous.
Geology.
Eruption of Mt. Etna.
“History of Insects.”
Cholera in China.
Pope Clement IX dies.
Rembrandt dies.