What Happened in January 1700

Historical Events

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

Jan 1 Protestant Western Europe (except England) begins using the Gregorian calendar

  • Jan 1 Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire
  • Jan 26 The magnitude 8.7-9.2 Cascadia earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)

Marguerite Bourgeoys

Jan 12 Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

  • Jan 22 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer, dies at 39