Category Archives: 17th Century

Historical Facts from 1601 to 1700 CE

August 6, 1675

On August 6, 1675, Russian Tsar Alexis was getting irritated with his Russian boyars. The boyars were the old Russian aristocrats. They were starting to adopt the latest customs from the bourgeois Polish and German foreign ministers. Those Poles and … Continue reading

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June 22, 1633

On June 22, 1633, Pope Urban VIII forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Earth orbits the Sun. Why did Galileo recant? Because he didn’t want to die. At that time the Church had their own courts, and police, and… Continue reading

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June 15, 1667

On June 15, 1667, French physician and scientist, Jean-Baptiste Denys, successfully administered the first documented case of blood transfusion into a human. He transfused twelve ounces of sheep’s blood into a 15-year old… Continue reading

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May 23, 1618

On May 23, 1618, a new word entered the World’s lexicon. The Protestant citizens of Prague got mad at their ruling elite and decided to throw the two Regents and their secretary out of a third-floor window. The three men… Continue reading

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April 21, 1649

On April 21, 1649, the English colony, Maryland, passed the Maryland Toleration Act, which allowed all in the colony to worship freely. Well, if they were Christian. Moslems, pagans, atheists, Native Americans, and Jews weren’t allowed the right to worship … Continue reading

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April 20, 1653

On April 20, 1653, in England, Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell got really ticked off at the Long Parliament and expelled them. History reported that it was because the members of Parliament kept trying to pass the Perpetuation Bill, which would … Continue reading

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April 14, 1611

On April 14, 1611, the Italian scientist and naturalist Prince Federico Cesi help coin the word ‘telescope’ in a letter he wrote to Galileo Galilei. Interesting enough, in the nearby city of Rome, an Italian gatekeeper coined the phrase “Back … Continue reading

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April 11, 1689

On April 11, 1689, William III and Mary II became co-sovereigns of Great Britain. If they had any children that could have succeeded to the throne, many mathematicians believe the offspring should have been named Milliam VI or Wary VI. … Continue reading

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February 17, 1600

On February 17, 1600, Italian philosopher, Giordano Bruno, was on his way to be burned at the stake for heresy, when his handlers put a stake through his tongue to shut him the hell up. Why was Bruno sentenced to … Continue reading

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December 26, 1620

On December 26, 1620, Captain Christopher Jones discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts. As they were leaving his, he told them, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Captain Jones had discovered during the long ocean … Continue reading

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