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Year 1692 (MDCXCII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1692





January–June

  • June 7 – An afternoon earthquake and three resultant tidal waves destroy Port Royalmarker, capital of Jamaicamarker and submerges a major part of it – an estimated 2,000 are immediately killed, 2,300 injured, and a probable additional 2,000 die from the diseases which ravage the island in the following months.
  • June 8 – During a famine in Mexico Citymarker, 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 10Salem witch trial investigations and convictions lead to several months of hangings. By the end of September, 14 women including Bridget Bishop and 5 men had been hanged. Another man, Giles Corey was tortured to death in an attempt to coerce a guilty plea from him by crushing him with rocks.


July–December



Births



See also :Category: 1692 births.


Deaths



See also :Category: 1692 deaths.


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