On This Day

Events in History in 1701

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

Jan 12 Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of Gregorian calendar

  • Jan 18 Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte of Hanover crowned king and queen of Prussia
  • Mar 9 France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
  • Apr 29 Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
  • May 12 Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
  • May 15 The War of the Spanish Succession begins


May 23 Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and the murder of William Moore

  • Jun 12 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • Jul 24 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, later becomes the city of Detroit
  • Aug 2 Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
  • Sep 7 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • Sep 16 James Francis Edward Stuart "The Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland on the death of his father James II
  • Sep 28 Divorce legalized in Maryland
  • Oct 9 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

Historic Event

Nov 8 William Penn presents Charter of Privileges, guaranteed religious freedom for the colony in Pennsylvania