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1666 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1666
MDCLXVI
Ab urbe condita 2419
Armenian calendar 1115
ԹՎ ՌՃԺԵ
Chinese calendar 4362 – 4363
乙巳 – 丙午
Ethiopian calendar 1658 – 1659
Hebrew calendar 5426 – 5427
Hindu calendars
- Vikram Samvat 1721 – 1722
- Shaka Samvat 1588 – 1589
- Kali Yuga 4767 – 4768
Iranian calendar 1044 – 1045
Islamic calendar 1077 – 1078
Japanese calendar unknown
Runic calendar 1916

1666 is often called Annus Mirabilis. This is the year talked about by the poem Annus Mirabilis. This year also saw a great advance in mathematics and physics by Isaac Newton. // Events Prix de Rome scholarship established for students of the arts. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Events March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... // Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... // Events January - The Triple Alliance of 1668 is formed. ... // Events Samuel Pepys stopped writing his diary. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... Events and Trends Thirty Years War in full swing in Europe September 8, 1636 - A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes Harvard College as the first college founded in the Americas. ... Events and Trends The personal union of the crowns of Spain and Portugal ends due to a revolution in the latter (1640). ... Significant Events and Trends World Leaders King Frederick III of Denmark (1648 - 1670). ... Events and Trends Samuel Pepys begins his famous diary in 1660 and ends it, due to failing eyesight in 1669. ... Events and Trends Newton and Leibniz independently discover calculus. ... Events and Trends The Treaty of Ratisbon between France and England in 1684 ended the Age of Buccaneers. ... Events and Trends Thomas Neale designed Seven Dials The Salem Witchcraft Trials are held in Massachusetts Bay Colony (1692). ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... See also: 1660s in architecture, other events of the 1670s, 1680s in architecture and the architecture timeline. ... See also: 1665 in literature, other events of 1666, 1667 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The year 1666 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here. ... 1665 colonial governors - Events of 1666 - 1667 colonial governors - Colonial governors by year See also: List of state leaders in 1666 Portugal Angola - André Vidal de Negreiros, Governor of Angola (1661-1666) Tristão da Cunha, Governor of Angola (1666-1667) Categories: 1666 | Lists of colonial governors by year ... 1665 state leaders - Events of 1666 - 1667 state leaders - State leaders by year See also: List of religious leaders in 1666 List of international organization leaders in 1666 List of colonial governors in 1666 Asia China (Qing Dynasty) - Kangxi, Emperor of China (1662-1722) Japan - Monarch - Reigen, Emperor of Japan... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ab urbe condita (AUC or a. ... Dates are marked by the letters ԹՎ or the like, often with a line over, indicating tvin (in the year) followed by one to four letters, each of which stands for a number based on its order in the alphabet. ... The Chinese calendar (Traditional Chinese:農曆; Simplified Chinese: 农历; pinyin: nónglì) is a lunisolar calendar incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar. ... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (干支 pinyin: gānzhī) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (十干; shígān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (十二支; shíèrzhī). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering the years, not only in China... The Ethiopian calendar or Ethiopic calendar is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia. ... The Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: ) or Jewish calendar is the annual calendar used in Judaism. ... The Hindu calendar used in Vedic times has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization, and today there are several regional Indian calendars, as well as an Indian national calendar. ... There is disagreement as to the meaning of the Indian word Samvat. ... The Indian national calendar (sometimes called Saka calendar) is the official civil calendar in use in India. ... Kali Yuga is also the title of a book by Roland Charles Wagner. ... The Iranian calendar (also known as Persian calendar or the Jalaali Calendar) is a solar calendar currently used in Iran and Afghanistan. ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (Arabic: التقويم الهجري; also called the Hijri calendar) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Islamic holy days. ... Koinobori, flags decorated like koi, are popular decorations around Childrens Day This mural on the wall of a Tokyo subway station celebrates Hazuki, the eighth month. ... The Runic calendar (or Rune staff) appears to have been a medieval Swedish invention, whereas clog almanacs appear in several European countries. ... Annus Mirabilis is a Latin expression which means miraculous year. ... Annus Mirabilis is a poem written by John Dryden and published in 1667. ...


Events

August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral of the United Provinces by Ferdinand Bol, painted 1667 Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 - 29 April 1676) is one of the most famous admirals in Dutch history. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... London, as it appeared from Bankside, Southwark, During the Great Fire — Derived from a Print of the Period by Visscher The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the City of London from 2 September to 5 September 1666, and resulted more or less in the... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... Pudding Lane is the street in London formerly containing Farryners bakehouse where the Great Fire of London began in 1666. ... London Bridge at 0800. ... St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London in London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... London, as it appeared from Bankside, Southwark, During the Great Fire — Derived from a Print of the Period by Visscher The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the City of London from 2 September to 5 September 1666, and resulted more or less in the... Sir Isaac Newton, President of the Royal Society, (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727] was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher who is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians in history. ... Prism splitting light Light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength that is visible to the eye (visible light) or, in a technical or scientific context, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength. ... The visible spectrum is the portion of the optical spectrum (light or electromagnetic spectrum) that is visible to the human eye. ... Lund University main building, from 1882 by Helgo Zettervall. ... or is a Scanian city in the Skåne province of southernmost Sweden. ... Jean Talon, comte dOrsainville (1625 baptised 8 January 1626 – November 1694) was a French colonial administrator who was the first and most highly regarded Intendant of New France. ... The 1666 census of New France was the first census conducted in Canada (and indeed in North America). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638 – September 1, 1715), reigned as King of France and of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death at the age of 77. ... The French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research. ...

Births

February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney (February 9, 1666 - January 29, 1737) was a British soldier. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... George Bähr (b. ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Victor Amadeus II (b. ... Events February 23 - First performance of Handels Orlando, in London June 9 - James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... John Ernest Grabe (July 10, 1666 - November 3, 1711), Anglican divine, was born at Königsberg, where his father, Martin Sylvester Grabe, was professor of theology and history. ... // Events February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... William Wotton (August 13, 1666 - February 13, 1727), was an English scholar, chiefly remembered for his involvement in The Battle of the Books. ... Events 1727 to 1800 - Lt. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Ivan V Ivan V (In Russian: Иван V Алексеевич Романов) (27 August (O.S.)/6 September 1666 - 29 January (O.S.)/8 February 1696) was joint tsar of Russia with Peter I and co-reigned during 1682-1696. ... The year 1696 had the earliest equinoxes and solstices for 400 years in the Gregorian calendar, because this year is a leap year and the Gregorian calendar would have behaved like the Julian calendar since March 1500 had it have been in use that long. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... An artists impression of Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh (Punjabi: )(Born in Patna, Bihar, India, on December 22, 1666 as Gobind Rai – October 7, 1708, Nanded, Maharashtra, India) was the tenth and last of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on November 11, 1675 following in... // Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth July 1 - Tewoflos becomes Emperor of Ethiopia September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J... Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall (1666) - (April 10, 1706) was an Irish nobleman and soldier. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield (1666-1732) was an English politician. ... Events February 23 - First performance of Handels Orlando, in London June 9 - James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia. ...

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The Great Fire of London. 1666. (743 words)
The Great Fire of London began on the night of September 2, 1666, as a small fire on Pudding Lane, in the bakeshop of Thomas Farynor, baker to King Charles II.
At one o'clock in the morning, a servant woke to find the house aflame, and the baker and his family escaped, but a fear-struck maid perished in the blaze.
The King also had Wren design a monument to the Great Fire, which stands still today at the site of the bakery which started it all, on a street now named Monument Street.
1666 Prairie Steam Engine (539 words)
The 1666 locomotive has the following standard features: a 2-6-2 wheel arrangement with a fl-painted, die-cast boiler, full complement of detailed driving wheel hardware, nickel-rimmed spoked drive wheels, die-cast trailing truck, three-position E-unit, headlight, wire handrails plus an ornamental bell and decorative whistle.
The length of a 1666 is approximately 10 1/4" (pilot to drawbar).
The length of a 1666 with either the 2466W (or 2466WX) tender combined is approximately 18 3/4" long (cowcatcher to rear coupler).
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