On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1702

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
King of England William III
King of England
William III

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

Person of interestWilliam III

William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies of pneumonia at 51

King of England William III
King of England
William III

1702 Highlights

About March 8, 1702

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 319 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces