On This Day

What Happened in 1703

Important Events in 1703

  • May 27 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great
  • Aug 21 The Edirne Event: Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II, lessening the power of the sultans
  • Dec 30 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die

More Historical Events

Famous People in 1703

World Leaders in 1703

Would You Believe?

Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers

On July 31, 1703