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Courtroom at the trial of the Salem witch trials
The Salem Witch Trials mark the start of a series of charges and executions for witchcraft in New England .
Location of Barfleur and La Hogue
France suffers a heavy defeat in the naval battles of Barfleur and La Hougue .
Facsimile copy of the orders to Campbell regarding the massacre
The Scottish MacDonalds clan is a victim in the Glencoe massacre .
1692 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1140/41 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1684/85 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1097/98 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2235/36 (southern Buddhism); 2234/35 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the water monkey壬申 ( at the beginning of the year metal sheep 辛未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1054/55 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4025/26 (October 2-3)
Iranian calendar 1070/71
Islamic calendar 1103/04 (New Year 11/12 September)
Jewish calendar 5452/53 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 1408/09 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 867/868
Seleucid era Babylon: 2002/03 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2003/04 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1748/49 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

England / Scotland

War of the Palatinate Succession

The Battle of Barfleur , Richard Paton, 18th century
Namur during the siege in 1692
Ernst August, 1st Elector of Hanover

Other events in Europe


  • March 1. bis 22. September : The Salem Witch Trials ( Salem Witch Trials ) form the beginning of a series of arrests, prosecutions and executions for witchcraft in New England . The witch hunt begins in the Village Salem (today mostly part of Danvers ), near the city of Salem . In the process, 20 suspects are executed, 55 people are tortured to give false testimony, 150 suspects are detained and another 200 people are charged with witchcraft.

science and technology

May 14th : The first weather report appears in the London weekly newspaper Collection for the Progress of Agriculture and Commerce , but it is not a forecast, but a situation report.


Libretto of the original version, title page



  • June 7th : Port Royal in Jamaica is destroyed by an earthquake and the subsequent tsunami , and most of it sinks into the sea. Around 2,000 people, almost half of the population, are killed in the disaster.


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Robert Boyle

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