March 8 - William III
died; Princess Anne Stuart
becomes Queen Anne
Scotland and Ireland.
March 11 - The first regular English language newspaper, The Daily Courant. is published
for the first time.
May 4/14 - The War of the Spanish Succession widens, as war is declared on France
by the Grand Alliance.
June - Queen Anne's Captain-General John Churchill forces the surrender of Kaiserswerth
on the Rhine.
September - Churchill
forces the surrender of Venlo on the River Meuse.
October - Sir George Rooke
fails to take Cadiz, but captures a Spanish treasure fleet
and destroys French and Spanish warships. Churchill forces the surrender of Liège.
December 14 - John Churchill is created Duke of Marlborough.
December 15 - Forty-Seven Ronin, formerly in the service of Asano Naganori
the household of Kira Yoshinaka
, and kill him in vengence for their lord. Their display
of the ideals of bushido becomes a national legend.Births
February 12 - Aren van den Houten
- British mathematician and Presbyterian minister, noted for Bayes' theorem.Emperor Nakamikado
August 21 - Hubertus van den Houten
March 8 - William III of Orange
, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht,King William III
of England, Scotland and Ireland.To my Homepage