Historical Events for Year 1704

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Months in Year 1704: February - April - May - July - August

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Feb 28th - Frenchman Elias Neau opens a school for blacks in NYC
Feb 28th - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
Feb 29th - French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
Apr 17th - 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
Apr 24th - "Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
May 1st - Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement
May 20th - Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY
Jul 12th - Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
Jul 24th - English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
Aug 2nd - Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim
Aug 3rd - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
Aug 4th - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
Aug 13th - Battle of Blenheim (aka Second Battle of Höchstädt): a combined British, German & Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beat French & Bavarian forces.
Aug 24th - Battle of Málaga: largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive but a Grand Alliance strategic victory

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