On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1702

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAnne Bonny

Anne Bonny, Irish pirate (date of birth is approximate), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1782)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny

Famous Deaths

  • John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
  • William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
1702 Highlights

About March 8, 1702

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 318 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces