HISTORY: Turks declare war on Poland; Former buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan made deputy governor of Jamaica by Charles II; Founding of Fort Frontenac, Robert de La Salle its commander; Nathaniel Bacon gains support for rebellion against authorities; New Hampshire separated as special province from Massachusetts.

ARTS: Elias Ashmole (1617–1692) founds Ashmolean Museum at Oxford; Sir Christopher Wren builds St. Clement Danes, London.

SCIENCE/GROWTH: Flexible hose for use in fighting fires; French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet reach headwaters of Mississippi River; Greenwich Observatory established; Ice cream becomes popular as dessert in Paris; First Brandenburgian expedition to West Africa.