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Events in History

  • Jan 11 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts with estimated 7.4 magnitude, most power Italian earthquake, killing around about 60,000
  • Feb 6 Royal charter granted College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Feb 8 William & Mary college is chartered in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia (2nd in North America)
  • Feb 13 College of William & Mary opens in Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • Jun 27 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke
  • Jun 27 1st women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
  • Jul 4 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
  • Jul 8 NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
  • Jul 25 Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México.
  • Jul 29 War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
  • Aug 4 Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Pérignon's invention of Champagne
  • Oct 4 Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • Oct 5 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 28 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
  • Feb 4 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • Feb 7 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • Mar 5 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • Mar 7 Clement XIII, [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69)
  • Mar 24 John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
  • Apr 3 George Edwards, English naturalist (d. 1773)
  • Apr 16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1743)
  • Jun 17 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), born in London (d. 1768)

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles
  • Sep 3 Charles Radclyffe, British politician (d. 1746)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey), dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)
  • Apr 5 Anne M L of Orleans, duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65
  • Apr 9 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)
  • May 3 Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
  • May 25 Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)
  • Jun 2 John Wildman, English soldier and politician
  • Jul 12 John Ashby, English admiral
  • Jul 13 Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • Jul 31 Willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73
  • Sep 14 Aert Jansz van Nes, [Young boer Jaep], lt-admiral, dies at 67
  • Sep 19 Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (b. 1641)
  • Oct 1 Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (b. 1619)
  • Oct 26 Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
  • Dec 13 Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies
  • Dec 13 Willem Van de Velde, Dutch the Old, seascape painter, dies at about 82