On This Day

What Happened in 1703

Historical Events

  • 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

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