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Events in History in 1719

  • Jan 5 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian Russian pact
  • Jan 23 Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Feb 12 The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded

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Apr 25 Daniel Defoe publishes "Robinson Crusoe", regarded as the 1st English novel

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe
  • Jun 10 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • Nov 20 Sweden & Hannover sign for peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • Dec 11 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"