1692 in History – What happened in year 1692

In history, year 1692 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 1692.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1692:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 marchSarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba were brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning the Salem witch trials.
07 juneA 7.5 Mw earthquake struck Port Royal, Jamaica, killing about 2,000 people.
07 juneAn estimated 7.5 MW earthquake caused Port Royal, Jamaica, tosink below sea level and killed approximately 5, 000 people.
19 septemberSalem witch trials-As Giles Corey was being crushed to deathfor refusing to enter a plea to charges of witchcraft, his last wordswere reportedly, 'More weight!'
07 JuneThree thousand people died in the earthquake in the Port of the Caribbean country of Jamaica.
10 JanuaryJab Charnock, better known as the producer of Kolkata, died.
10 FebruaryCalcutta founder Job Charnock died in Calcutta.

Famous birthdays in the year 1692:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberUnico Wilhelm van Wassenaer / Composer / Netherlands
03 AugustJohn Henley / Poet / United Kingdom
05 AprilAdrienne Lecouvreur / Actress / France
06 NovemberLouis Racine / Poet / France
08 AprilGiuseppe Tartini / Violinist / Italy
14 February Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée / Author / France
15 NovemberEusebius Amort / Poet / Germany
18 MayJoseph Butler / Bishop / United Kingdom
21 NovemberCarlo Innocenzo Frugoni / Poet / Italy
28 MayGeminiano Giacomelli / Composer / Italy
29 February John Byrom / Poet / United Kingdom
31 OctoberAnne Claude de Caylus / Author / France

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