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1680s

The 1680s decade ran from January 1, 1680, to December 31, 1689.

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In 1681 the last dodo was killed.

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1680

January–June

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1681

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1682

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  • Celia Fiennes, noblewoman and traveller, begins her journeys across Britain, in a venture that will prove to be her life's work. Her aim is to chronicle the towns, cities and great houses of the country. Her travels continue until at least 1712, and will take her to every county in England, though the main body of her journal is not written until the year 1702.
  • The Richard Wall House, believed to be the longest continuously-inhabited residence in the US, is built in Pennsylvania.

1683

January–June

July–December

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1684

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1685

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1686

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  • The Swedish Church Law 1686 confirms and describes the rights of the Lutheran Church and confirms Sweden as a Lutheran state: all non-Lutherans are banned from immigration unless they convert to Lutheranism; the Romani people are to be incorporated to the Lutheran Church; the poor care law is regulated; and all parishes are forced by law to teach the children within them to read and write, in order to learn the scripture, which closely eradicates illiteracy in Sweden.
  • A hurricane saves Charleston, South Carolina from attack by Spanish vessels.
  • English historian and naturalist Robert Plot publishes The Natural History of Staffordshire, a collection of illustrations and texts detailing the history of the county. It is the first document known to mention crop circles and a double sunset.
  • The Café Procope, which remains in business in the 21st century, is opened in Paris by Procopio Cutò, as a coffeehouse.

1687

January–June

July–December

1688

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1689

January–June

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Births

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Deaths

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