Category Archives: 1601-1700 CE

Historical Facts from the 17th century.

May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English Throne after the Puritan Commonwealth was overthrown by the people of England. Oliver Cromwell took over England in 1649 and instituted a very religious, dour government … Continue reading

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May 9, 1671

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1671 Thomas “Captain” Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Thomas Blood and his accomplices had the Crown Jewels in their possession when they were nicked at the gate … Continue reading

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April 9, 1626

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1626, Sir Francis Bacon died. He has been called the father of empiricism and his works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry and became known as the Baconian method or simply the … Continue reading

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March 5, 1616

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1616, the Copernican Theory that the sun was the center of the solar system and the other planets revolved around it were declared false and erroneous in “The Decreee of the Index” signed by … Continue reading

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August 7, 1620

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1620, German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler’s mother, Katharina, was arrested for being a witch and practicing witchcraft. She allegedly caused one woman to become sick and turned one man into a newt. … Continue reading

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July 10, 1609

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1609 the Catholic states in Germany created the Catholic League to counteract the Protestant Union, which had been formed in 1608. One important difference between the two separate Leagues was that the Catholic League … Continue reading

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June 15, 1667

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1667, Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully documented human blood transfusion. He transferred twelve ounces of sheep’s blood into a 15-year old French boy. To prepare the boy for the transfusion he was … Continue reading

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March 8, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1618, Johann Kepler discovered his third Law of Planetary Motion, which state that the square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis … Continue reading

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February 28, 1692

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1692 the first official Salem witch hunt began. Hunters were not limited to sex or age limits of their prey, but it was considered bad form to accuse and then execute anyone under the … Continue reading

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February 13, 1633

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1633, the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition for writing about and expressing the scientific theory that the earth revolved around the Sun, instead of the Church … Continue reading

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