observes differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
January 6 - Joseph
, son of Emperor Leopold I
becomes King of the Romans.
January 14 - The clarinet is invented in Nuremberg, Germany.
May 20 - England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
July 1 - The Battle of the Boyne, in Ireland.
Earliest recorded sighting of the planet Uranus, by John Flamsteed
mistakenly catalogued it as the star 34 Tauri.
October 6-12--Massachusetts Puritans led by Sir William Phips
city of Quebec. The siege ends in failure.Births
March 18 - Christian Goldbach
January 22 - Adriaan Bastert
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