Historical Events in 1709

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  • Jan 5th Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans
  • Jan 11th Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London
  • Feb 2nd British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"
  • Mar 27th Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)

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Jun 27th Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jul 8th Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes, end of Swedish empire as a major power
  • Aug 8th 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)
  • Sep 3rd 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
  • Sep 11th Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
  • Oct 29th England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"