Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mustafa II
to Ahmed III
February 4 - In Japan the 47 samurai commit seppuku(ritual suicide).
July 31 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious
libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet.
November 27 - The first Eddystone Lighthouse destroyed in storm.
December 27 - Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which
gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.Births
October 5 - Jonathan Edwards
, Calvinist preacher.
Octoner 29 - Tijngetje van den Houten
October 16 - Joannes van den Houten
December 9 - Agata van den Houte
March 3 - Robert Hooke
May 16 - Charles Perrault
, French author.
May 26 - Samuel Pepys
, English civil servant, famous for his diary.To my Homepage