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  • 1548 Start of great fire in Brielle
  • 1625 Peasants besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper Austria
  • 1647 Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam.
  • 1674 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
  • 1678 French admiral Jean d’Estrees’ fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao
  • 1689 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
  • 1690 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • 1745 Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war
  • 1749 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, which reorganised the Royal Navy
  • 1751 Pennsylvania Hospital founded by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin
  • 1752 1st US fire insurance policy issued in Philadelphia
  • 1772 Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
  • 1784 Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty
  • 1792 Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray
  • 1812 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.
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