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The 1650s decade ran from January 1, 1650, to December 31, 1659.

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February 2, 1653: New Amsterdam is incorporated.

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1650

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1651Edit

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1652Edit

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April 6: Jan van Riebeeck establishes Cape Town

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1653Edit

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1654Edit

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1655Edit

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  • The Bibliotheca Thysiana is erected, the only surviving 17th century example in the Netherlands, of a building designed as a library.

1656Edit

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UndatedEdit

1657Edit

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1658Edit

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  • Portuguese traders are expelled from Ceylon by Dutch invaders.
  • The Dutch in the Cape Colony start to import slaves from India and South-East Asia (later from Madagascar).

1659Edit

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  • First British colonists arrive on Saint Helena.
  • Spanish Infanta Maria Theresa brings cocoa to Paris.
  • Diego Velázquez's portrait of Infanta Maria Theresa is first exhibited.
  • Thomas Hobbes publishes De Homine.
  • Parisian police raid a monastery, sending monks to prison for eating meat and drinking wine during Lent.
  • Drought occurs in India.
  • Christiaan Huygens writes Systema Saturnium.
  • Peter Swink, the first known non-white settler to own land in Massachusetts, and first known African to live in Springfield, Massachusetts, arrives. He holds a seat in the town meetings.

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  21. ^ On display at Westminster Abbey.