Historical Events in 1702

  • Mar 8 Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • Mar 19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III [O.S. 8 March]
  • Mar 21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament
  • Apr 20 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
  • Apr 23 Queen Anne is crowned at Westminster Abbey
  • May 14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • May 14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • Jul 19 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • Aug 19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • Sep 16 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
  • Oct 7 British & Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • Oct 13 Dutch and English troops occupy Liège
  • Oct 23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • Oct 27 British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida
  • Dec 14 The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master