January 5 » Battle of Colmar: The French army beats Brandenburg.
March 4 » John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
October 29 » Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
November 2 » Plymouth Colony governor Josiah Winslow leads a colonial militia against the Narragansett during King Philip's War.
December 11 » Antonio de Vea expedition enters San Rafael Lake in western Patagonia.
December 19 » The Great Swamp Fight, a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gives the English settlers a bitterly won victory.
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