Events in History in 1710

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

Event of Interest

Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

Viceroy of Groningen

Feb 20 Johan Willem Friso becomes Viceroy of Groningen, Netherlands

  • Feb 28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock
  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain
  • Aug 7 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • Oct 13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • Oct 16 British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • Dec 8 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • Dec 11 Battle of Villa Viciosa: France beats the Habsburgers