On This Day

Events in History in 1716

  • Jan 8 Amsterdam gang leader and thief "Sjako" arrested
  • Feb 6 Britain & Netherlands renew alliance
  • Feb 10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • Apr 15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar
  • May 25 Great Britain and Holy Roman Empire sign the Treaty of Westminster, a defensive pact
  • Jun 6 French transport the 1st African slaves to Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
  • Jul 8 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold traps and defeats Swedish force
  • Jul 18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels

Battle of InterestBattle of Petrovaradin

Aug 5 Battle of Petrovaradin/Peterwardein: Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks in a decisive victory

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The Battle of Petrovaradin or Peterwardein which saw a decisive victory for the Imperial Army
The Battle of Petrovaradin or Peterwardein which saw a decisive victory for the Imperial Army
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  • Sep 6 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
  • Sep 14 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit at Boston Harbor
  • Oct 9 Britain & France sign treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI's troops occupy Temesvar in Romania

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nov 3 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Nov 26 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston