February 23 – While the Massachusetts Council debates how to handle the Christian Indians they had exiled to Deer Island on October 13, 1675, a coalition of Indians led by Metacomet attacks colonial settlements just 16 km (9.9 mi) outside of Boston.
May 2–May 3 – Mary Rowlandson is released from captivity and returns to Boston.
May 19 – Peskeomskut massacre (battle of Turner's Falls) involved a raid led by Captain William Turner at first light on an encampment consisting mainly of women and children. An estimated 300-400 lives were taken in less than 1/2 hour first from gunshot directly into the sleeping tents, then by sword and by drowning as the victims tried to flee. This incident happened on the west bank of the Connecticut River just above the falls known as Turner's Falls in Gill, Massachusetts.
May 26 – A fire destroys the Town Hall and 624 houses in Southwark in England.
August 2 – Captain Benjamin Church captures Metacomet's wife and son.
August 12 – King Philip (Metacomet), the chief of the Wampanoags that had waged war throughout southern New England in a war that bore his name, is killed by an Indian named Alderman, a soldier led by Captain Benjamin Church.
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