Historical Events in 1701

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  • Jan 12th Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of Gregorian calendar
  • Jan 18th Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
  • Mar 9th France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
  • Apr 29th Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
  • May 12th Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
  • May 15th The War of the Spanish Succession begins.

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May 23rd Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • Jun 12th Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • Jul 24th Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
  • Aug 2nd Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
  • Sep 7th Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • Sep 16th James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
  • Sep 28th Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA
  • Oct 9th Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

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Nov 8th William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn