On This Day

Events in History in 1702

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Mar 8 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
King of England William III
King of England
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

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May 14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • 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 (leaderless samurai), under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master in Japan