1689 in History – What happened in year 1689

In history, year 1689 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1689.

Know what happened in 1689:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 AugustJacobite risings-Jacobite clans supporting the deposed kingJames VII of Scotland clashed with a government regiment of Covenanterssupporting William of Orange, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral,Dunkeld, Scotland.
22 January The Convention Parliament convened to justify the overthrow of James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, who had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
16 DecemberThe Parliament of England adopted the Bill of Rights, declaringthat Englishmen possessed certain positive civil and political rights.
18 AprilProvincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, andarrested officials of the Dominion of New England.
13 February Glorious Revolution-Mary Stuart and her husband William IIIof Orange were proclaimed co-rulers of England and Ireland.
16 DecemberThe Parliament of England adopted the Bill of Rights, declaringthat Englishmen possessed certain positive civil and political rights.
18 AprilProvincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, andarrested officials of the Dominion of New England.
21 AugustJacobite risings-Jacobite clans supporting the deposed king James VII of Scotland clashed with a government regiment of Covenanters supporting William of Orange, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral,Dunkeld, Scotland.
24 MayThe Act of Toleration became law, granting freedom of worshipto Nonconformists under certain circumstances, but deliberatelyexcluding Catholics.
21 AugustJacobite risings-Jacobite clans supporting the deposed king James VII of Scotland clashed with a government regiment of Covenanters supporting William of Orange, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral,Dunkeld, Scotland.
24 MayThe Act of Toleration became law in England, granting freedomof worship to Nonconformists under certain circumstances, butdeliberately excluding Catholics.
22 JanuaryThe Convention Parliament convened to justify the overthrow ofJames II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, who had vacated thethrone when he fled to France in 1688.
22 JanuaryThe Convention Parliament convened to justify the overthrow of James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, who had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
18 AprilProvincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, and arrested officials of the Dominion of New England.
24 MayThe Act of Toleration became law in England, granting freedom of worship to Nonconformists under certain circumstances, but deliberately excluding Catholics.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1689:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberJan Josef Ignác Brentner / Composer / Czech Republic
03 February Blas de Lezo / Admiral / Spain
09 JulyAlexis Piron / Epigrammatist / France
15 MayLady Mary Wortley Montagu / Author / United Kingdom
18 January Montesquieu / Philosopher / France
19 AugustSamuel Richardson / Author / United Kingdom
23 DecemberJoseph Bodin de Boismortier / Composer / France
24 MayDaniel Finch / Politician / United Kingdom
24 JulyPrince William / King / Denmark
26 JuneEdward Holyoke / Academic / United States of America
27 February Pietro Gnocchi / Composer / Italy
30 SeptemberJacques Aubert / Violinist / France

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