17th Century Timeline

1231-1808
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Papal Inquisition
   
1454-1611
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The Renaissance
   
1478-1834
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Torquemada's Spanish Inquisition
   
1558-1603
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Reign of Queen Elizabeth I (Tudor)
   
1603-1625
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Reign of King James I (Stuart)
   
1603
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Heavy outbreak of plague in England
   
1603
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Galileo invents Thermometer
   
1605
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Telescope
   
1605
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Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up parliament
   
1606
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Virginia Company Chartered
   
1606
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Australia discovered by William Jansz
   
1607
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Jamestown Colony Established
   
1608
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Quebec founded
   
1609
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Kepler's laws of planetary motion
   
1611
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King James Bible is published
   
1612
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Last (recorded) burning of heretics in England
   
1612
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Tobacco planted in Virginia
   
1614
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Dutch trading post on Manhatten Island
   
1615
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Galileo faces inquisition (1st time)
   
1618-1648
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30 years war
   
1619
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1st negro slaves arrive in Virginia
   
1620
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Mayflower lands at Plymouth
   
1620
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Sir Francis Bacon suggests heat may be movement
   
1620
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Scientific Method, via Sir Francis Bacon
   
1620
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First Submarine (Cornelius van Drebel, Dutch)
   
1625
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English population in America hits 2000
   
1625-1649
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Reign of King Charles I (Stuart)
   
1626
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Manhatten island purchased from Indians by Dutch
   
1629
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Colony of Massachusetts founded
   
1630-1642
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English aggressively settle Massachusetts
   
1633
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Colony of Connecticut founded
   
1633
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Heads of households in New England reaches 950
   
1634
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1st settlement in Maryland
   
1635
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Connecticut first settled
   
1639
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1st printing press in America (Massachusetts)
   
1642-1649
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English Civil War
   
1642
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Pascal invents Calculator
   
1643
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Barometer invented
   
1645
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Rainbow, 1st American slave ship, sails for Africa
   
1649-1660
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Oliver Cromwell rules (Stuart)
   
1650
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Chattel slavery officially recognized
   
1650
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World pop. est. at 500 million
   
1652
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Air Pump invented
   
1652-1654
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Anglo-Dutch war
   
1654
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Theory of Probability - Pascal and Fermat
   
1655
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Oliver Cromwell allows Jews back in England
   
1657
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First Stockings
   
1657
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Pendulum Clock invented by Galileo
   
1660
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Light composition discovered by Isaac Newton
   
1660
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British Navigation Acts restrict commerce
   
1660-1685
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Reign of King Charles II (Stuart)
   
1661
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Manometer
   
1664-1665
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Great Plague in London kills 68,596
   
1664
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English take New York from the Dutch, no shots fired
   
1665
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Differential Calculus (Isaac Newton)
   
1666
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Great fire of London - 9/2 to 9/9. 14,000 buildings burned
   
1666
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1st Armenian Bible printed
   
1668
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Isaac Newton makes first reflecting telescope
   
1675-1676
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King Phillip's War
   
1678
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Polarization of light discovered (Huygens)
   
1679
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Habeas Corpus passed in England - trial before imprisonment
   
1680
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Dodo becomes extinct
   
1681
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Pennsylvania founded
   
1682
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Appearance of Halley's Comet
   
1683
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Newton explains tides via theory of gravitation
   
1684
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Street lighting introduced in London
   
1687
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Newton publishes his Laws of Motion
   
1688
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Plate glass cast for 1st time
   
1689-1702
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Reign of King William III and Queen Mary II (Stuart)
   
1692
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The Puritans murder 20 alleged witches in Salem, MA
   
1700-1721
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Great Northern War

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