The Renaissance (1500 – 1700 CE)
- March 18: Catalina de Erauso cuts her hair, disguises herself as a man, gives herself the name “Francisco de Loyola”, and escapes from the convent where she is being raised.
- Holy Monday: Catalina de Erauso embarks for the New World, where she will live a very adventurous life committing numerous crimes.
- Julie d’Aubigny, now a renowned opera singer in Paris, is challenged to a duel by three men after kissing a woman at a ball. She bests all three — and is pardoned by the king of France because the laws against dueling only apply to men.
Age of Enlightenment (1700 – 1774 CE)
- Mother Clap’s Molly House opens.
- February: Mother Clap’s Molly House is closed after a raid by law enforcement.
- May 9: Gabriel Lawrence, William Griffin, and Thomas Wright are executed after being arrested at Mother Clap’s Molly House and subsequently being convicted of sodomy.