1687 (MDCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1687th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 687th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 17th century, and the 8th year of the 1680s decade. As of the start of 1687, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1687 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1687
Ab urbe condita2440
Armenian calendar1136
Assyrian calendar6437
Balinese saka calendar1608–1609
Bengali calendar1094
Berber calendar2637
English Regnal yearJa. 2 – 3 Ja. 2
Buddhist calendar2231
Burmese calendar1049
Byzantine calendar7195–7196
Chinese calendar丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
4383 or 4323
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
4384 or 4324
Coptic calendar1403–1404
Discordian calendar2853
Ethiopian calendar1679–1680
Hebrew calendar5447–5448
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1743–1744
 - Shaka Samvat1608–1609
 - Kali Yuga4787–4788
Holocene calendar11687
Igbo calendar687–688
Iranian calendar1065–1066
Islamic calendar1098–1099
Japanese calendarJōkyō 4
Javanese calendar1610–1611
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4020
Minguo calendar225 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar219
Thai solar calendar2229–2230
Tibetan calendar阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
1813 or 1432 or 660
    — to —
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1814 or 1433 or 661

September 26: The Parthenon ruined by Venetian shelling [1]
August 12: Battle of Mohács.

Events Edit

January–March Edit

April–June Edit

July–December Edit

October–December Edit

  • October 20 – An estimated 8.7 magnitude earthquake strikes 50 kilometres (31 mi) off of the coast of Peru and kills at least 5,000 people, primarily from a tsunami that washes away the city of Pisco and causes severe damage to the Spanish colonial cities of Lima, Callao and Ica. [7]
  • October 31 – The legend of the Charter Oak begins as a successful attempt to hide the 1662 Royal Charter of the British colony (and now a U.S. state) of Connecticut after Edmund Andros, the Governor of the Dominion of New England, makes a mission of attempting to confiscate the founding documents for the seven colonies that make up the new administrative area. After Governor Andros arrives in Hartford and comes to the tavern of Zachariah Sanford to demand the Connecticut Colony charter, Captain Joseph Wadsworth spirits the parchment away from the and hides the Charter in a hollowed out portion of a white oak tree on Wyllys Hyll until Andros is recalled to London. [8]
  • November 8Suleiman II succeeds the deposed Mehmed IV, as Ottoman Emperor.
  • December 31 – In response to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, a group of Huguenots set sail from France, and settle in the recently established Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope, where, using their native skills, they establish the first South African vineyards.

Births Edit

Sophia Dorothea of Hanover

Deaths Edit

William Petty

References Edit

  1. ^ attribution: Steve Swayne
  2. ^ Lieutenant Colonel D. G. Crawford, A Brief History of the Hughli District (Bengal Secretariat Press, 1902) p. 18
  3. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 196–197. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  4. ^ Barsoum, Ephrem (2009). History of the Syriac Dioceses. Vol. 1. Translated by Matti Moosa. Gorgias Press. p. 1.
  5. ^ Kiraz, George A. (2011). "Giwargis II, Ignatius". In Sebastian P. Brock; Aaron M. Butts; George A. Kiraz; Lucas Van Rompay (eds.). Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Gorgias Press. p. 178. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "Intercolonial Friction (1660—1700)", in Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the Western Hemisphere (ABC-CLIO, 2008) p. 308
  7. ^ "Evaluation of Tsunami Risk from Regional Earthquakes at Pisco, Peru", by Emile A. Okal, José C. Borrero and Costas E. Synolakis, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2006) pp. 1634-1648
  8. ^ "Hiding the Charter: Images of Joseph Wadsworth’s Legendary Action", ConnecticutHistory.org
  9. ^ "Petty, Sir William | Dictionary of Irish Biography". www.dib.ie. Retrieved May 27, 2022.