What Happened in 1702

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Historical Events

  • Mar 8 England: Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • Mar 19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
  • Mar 21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament
  • Apr 20 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
  • May 14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • May 14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • Jul 19 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • Aug 19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • Sep 16 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
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World Leaders in 1702

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • Jan 13 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • Jan 17 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
  • Mar 8 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
  • Mar 8 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
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