Historical Events in 1700

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  • Jan 1st Protestant Western Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
  • Jan 1st Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Jan 26th The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
  • Feb 12th The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • Feb 19th Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
  • Feb 27th Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
  • Feb 28th Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.

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May 7th William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • Jun 17th Massachusetts orders priest to leave the colony
  • Jun 30th Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700)
  • Jul 12th Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1700
  • Jul 13th Treaty of Constantinople establishes peace after Russo-Turkish war
  • Aug 8th Denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • Aug 18th Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
  • Oct 2nd Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
  • Oct 14th Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
  • Nov 16th Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
  • Nov 19th Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
  • Nov 23rd Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
  • Nov 30th King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]
  • Nov 30th Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
  • Dec 12th Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 31st Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701