The Dutch occupy Java and the Moluccas.
Party of English colonists settle at Salem in Massachusetts.
The Dutch West India Company establishes a settlement on
the Delaware River.
An English trading post is set up in Bengal.
The French occupy Martinique and Guadaloupe.
The Dutch settle on the island of Formosa and on
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) the following year.
English traders establish a factory at Canton.
The Portuguese surrender Malacca to the Dutch.
The Dutch make a settlement in Mauritius.
The English occupy The Bahamas.