March 18 - John Berkeley
, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of
New Jersey to the Quakers.
May 17 - Trader Louis Joliet
and Jesuit missionary-explorerJacques Marquette
begin exploring the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.
Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet discover the Mississippi River
The Kabuki actor Sannjuro Ichikawa
, aged 13, invents the Aragato style,
which features the Superman war-god. Jean Lully
writes his first opera, Cadmus et Hermoine.
The Dutch retake New York.William of Orange
saves Amsterdam and the province of Holland from
the French by opening the Sluice gates and flooding the country!Births
April 11 - François de Vos
September 24 - Dr. Jacob van den Houte
February 17 - Molière
, french theatre writer, director and actor, master of satire.
15 March - Salvator Rosa
September 2 - Abraham Cornelisse van den Houten
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