On This Day in History for February 1

Events in History

  • 772 Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1327 Edward III is crowned King of England aged 14, though the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer
  • 1539 Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty
  • 1587 Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots
  • 1662 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates
  • 1669 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • 1713 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results in Ottoman sultan Ahmed III ordering that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized
  • 1717 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
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