1670
Treaty of Dover.
Attempts to fly.
T. Willis describes diabetes.
Hudson Bay Company.
1st minute hand on watch.
Pope Clement X appointed.

1671
Turks war on Poland.
Rob Roy born.
Milton: Paradise Regained.
Leibniz defines ether.
1st Arabic Bible.
Paris Opéra.

1672
England & France declare war on Dutch.
Czar Peter the Great born.
Jacques Marquette & Louis Joliet explore Missouri River.
Flexible hose for fighting fires.

1673
Test Act.
University of Innsbruck.
Hoare’s Bank, London.
Mitsui banking house.
Molière dies.
Christopher Wren knighted.

1674
Treaty of Westminster.
Combustion.
John Milton dies.
Isaac Watts born.
Reinhard Keiser born.

1675
Greenwich Observatory.
Differential calculus.
Integral calculus.
Optics.
Spinoza: Ethics.
Antonio Vivaldi born.

1676
“Declaration of the people of Virginia” created.
England influenza epidemic.
Pope Clement X dies,
Pope Innocent XI succeeds.

1677
Massachusetts buys part of Maine.
Ice cream popular.
Baruch Spinoza dies.
Aert van der Neer dies.

1678
England: Roman Catholics excluded from Parliament.
Polarization of light.
Robert de La Salle explores
the Great Lakes.
Treatise on smallpox & measles.
Bunyan: Pilgrims’s Progress.

1679
Habeas Corpus Act.
Niagara Falls “discovered.”
France: dueling outlawed.
Pressure cooker invented.
Thomas Hobbes dies.
Jan Steen dies.
Scarlotti’s first opera.
1st German coffeehouse.