On This Day

What Happened in 1694

Historical Events

  • Apr 27 Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes monarch of Saksen
  • Jun 7 English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest
  • Jun 8 English troops attack Brest (300 killed)
  • Jun 29 Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • Jul 27 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • Sep 27 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die
  • Oct 23 American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec
  • Dec 3 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • Dec 12 The Royal Society censures Edmond Halley for suggesting in a paper titled 'Some considerations about the cause of the universal deluge' that the story of Noah's flood could be an account of a cometary impact

World Leaders in 1694