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Chronicles of Darkness: 1689
- 1688–1697: The Nine Year's War. Troops of Louis XIV capture the city of Worms. The local freehold is destroyed.
- The Putnam family of Salem hires Samuel Parris to be the village parson. Since Parson is refused to levy a tax for his wages, his sermons darken, warning of satanic influences in the midst of the people.