|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1660s 1670s 1680s – 1690s – 1700s 1710s 1720s|
|Years:||1689 1690 1691 – 1692 – 1693 1694 1695|
Events[change | change source]
January–June[change | change source]
- March 1 – The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony, with the charging of 3 women with witchcraft.
- June 8 – During a famine in Mexico City, an angry mob torches the Viceroy's palace and ignites the archives; most of the documents and some paintings are saved by royal geographer Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora.
- June 10 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged for witchcraft.
July–December[change | change source]
- September 8 – An earthquake in Brabant of scale 5.8 is felt across the Low Countries, Germany and England.
- September 14 – Diego de Vargas leads Spanish colonists in retaking the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, after a 12-year exile, following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
- Salem witch trials:
- September 19 – Giles Corey is pressed to death, in an attempt to coerce a confession from him of witchcraft. By the end of September, 14 women and 5 men have been hanged.
- September 22 – The last of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials are hanged; the remainder of those convicted are all eventually released.
Births[change | change source]
- June 28 – Louisa Maria Teresa Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland
- August 18 – Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (d. 1740)
- October 25 – Elisabeth Farnese, queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1766)