Year 1702 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 8 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • 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, London
  • May 14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • May 14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • May 22 Commission for the first Census of Iceland issued - first modern census, carried out by Professor Árni Magnússon and Vice Chancellor Páll Vídalín (1702-3) [1]
  • Jul 19 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • Aug 19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
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