The 17th century is defined by the calendar of Earth as occurring from the year 1601 through the year 1700. Events Edit Guinan's father is born. (TNG: "Rascals") Flint meets the Earth astronomer Galileo Galilei. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah") During his lifetime, Galileo proves that the Earth is not the center of the universe. As a result, religious authorities make him renounce his support for those claims on the premise of a death sentence for disobedience. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets") The Spanish set out to expel all non-Christians from Spain in what was known as the Spanish Inquisition. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; DS9: "Q-Less") 1623 Posthumous publication of the "first folio" by William Shakespeare on Earth. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
Ronin 1647 A man named Ronin is born in Glasgow, on Earth. He becomes infused with an anaphasic lifeform, effectively granting him eternal youth. (TNG: "Sub Rosa") 1663 The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics is created at Cambridge University. (TNG: "All Good Things...") 1665 Human mathematician Pierre de Fermat dies, leaving behind a note claiming to have discovered "remarkable proof" for what becomes known as Fermat's last theorem. (TNG: "The Royale"; DS9: "Facets")
Isaac Newton 1666 Human scientist Isaac Newton devises three laws of motion that form the basis of Earth's understanding of physics and the universe. Newton's epiphany comes when a member of the Q Continuum, later named Quinn, jostles the apple tree that Newton is sitting under, causing an apple to fall on Newton's head. (VOY: "Death Wish") 1680 The Spanish serve as the overlords of several American Indian tribes in the region later known as New Mexico. These Indian pueblos rose up against the Spanish and drove them out of the region, in what was known as the Pueblo Revolt. (TNG: "Journey's End")
Salem witch trials on Earth 1691 The inhabitants of Megas-Tu are forced to leave their homes in Salem, Massachusetts, on Earth, following the Salem witch trials (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu") 1692 The Spanish return and brutally reconquer the area, killing several hundred and maiming several thousand more. Javier Maribona Picard, an ancestor of Jean-Luc Picard, is one of the Spanish soldiers that attempt to put down the Pueblo Revolt. (TNG: "Journey's End")
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