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Events of 1675
- January 5 – Franco-Dutch War – Battle of Turckheim: In Turckheim, Alsace, France, the French defeat Austria and Brandenburg.
- January 29 – John Sassamon, an English-educated Native American Christian, dies at Assawampsett Pond, an event which will trigger a year-long war between English American colonists of New England and Algonquin Native American tribes.
- June 8 – John Sassamon's alleged murderers are executed at Plymouth.
- June 11 – Armed Wampanoags are reported traveling around Swansea, Massachusetts.
- June 14–June 25 – Colonial authorities of Rhode Island, Plymouth, and Massachusetts attempt a negotiation with Metacomet (King Philip), leader of the Wampanoags, and seek guarantees of fidelity from the Nipmuck and Narragansett tribes.
- June 24 – King Philip's War breaks out as the Wampanoags attack Swansea.
- June 26 – Massachusetts troops march to Swansea to join the Plymouth troops.
- June 26 – June 29 – Wampanoags assault Rehoboth and Taunton; the natives elude colonial troops and leave Mount Hope for Pocasset, Massachusetts. The Mohegan tribe travels to Boston in order to side with the English colonists against the Wampanoags.
- June 28 – Battle of Fehrbellin: Brandenburg defeats the Swedes.
- July 15 – The Narragansett tribe signs a peace treaty with Connecticut.
- July 16 – July 24 – An envoy from Massachusetts attempts to negotiate with the Nipmuck tribe.
- August 2 – August 4 – The Nipmucks attack Massachusetts troops and besiege Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- August 10 – King Charles II of England places the foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London; construction begins.
- August 13 – The Massachusetts Council orders that Christian Indians are to be confined to designated praying towns.
- September 1 – September 2 – While Wampanoags and Nipmucks attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, Captain Samuel Moseley commands Massachusetts troops in an attack on the Pennacook tribe.
- September 12 – English colonists abandon Deerfield, Squakeag, and Brookfield due to a coalition of Indian attacks.
- September 18 – The Narragansetts sign a treaty with the English in Boston; meanwhile, Massachusetts troops are ambushed near Northampton, Massachusetts.
- October 5 – The Pocomtuc tribe attacks and destroys Springfield, Massachusetts.
- October 13 – The Massachusetts Council convenes and agrees that all Christian Indians should be ordered to move to Deer Island.
- November 2 – November 12 – Commissioners of the Thirteen Colonies organize a united force to attack the Narragansett tribe.
- November 11 – Guru Gobind Singh becomes the tenth Guru of the Sikhs.
- November 11 – Gottfried Leibniz uses infinitesimal calculus on a function.
- November 11 – Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth prophet of the Sikhs, is executed by Mughal rulers. He prefers execution to defend the right of Hindus to practice their own religion.
- December 19 – United colonial forces attack the Narragansetts at the Great Swamp Fight.