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Events. February 24 – The English playwright Thomas Porter abducts his future bride Anne Blount.; March 26 – The playwright Thomas Porter kills a soldier named Thomas Salkeld in Covent Garden, probably in a duel, is consequently tried for murder, pleads guilty to manslaughter, is allowed benefit of clergy, and is sentenced to be burned in the hand.
1655 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1655th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 655th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 17th century, and the 6th year of the 1650s decade.
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The action of 14 April 1655 took place at Porto Farina (now Ghar el-Melh) in northern Tunisia, when an English fleet under Robert Blake destroyed the vessels of several Barbary corsairs. It achieved little direct effect, although it was the first time that ships alone defeated shore fortifications.
This battle took place on 21 June 1655 inside the mouth of the Dardanelles Strait.It was a clear victory for Venice over the Ottoman Empire during the Cretan War.. The Venetians, under Lazzaro Mocenigo, continued their strategy of blockading the Dardanelles, to prevent the Ottomans from resupplying their forces in the Aegean Sea.
Search among English books published since 1970s (ensuring modern sources) gives one book with Grodek in relation to this battle: Robert I. Frost, "After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660", Cambridge, 1993: "Crown army was defeated at Grodek at the end of the month."
Events. July – Henry Cromwell, son of Oliver, is appointed as major-general of the forces in Ireland and a member of the Irish council of state.After the Lord Deputy, Charles Fleetwood, departs for England in September, Henry Cromwell de facto takes over that role also.
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