|This year in history|
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|Dutch scientist, Christiaan Huygens, died at the age of 65. He helped develop calculus and is also famous for discovering the moon of Saturn, Titan.
|English composer, Henry Purcell, died at the age of 36. He was a composer of Baroque music and is widely considered as one of the greatest British composers of all time.
|In Britain a tax was imposed on glass windows of shops. It had the effect causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows.
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