February 1 » The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
May 9 » The figure who later became Mr. Punch makes his first recorded appearance in England.
August 24 » The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
October 17 » Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to Louis XIV of France for 40,000 pounds.
December 1 » Diarist John Evelyn records skating on the frozen lake in St James's Park, London, watched by Charles II and Queen Catherine.
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