May 15 - James Puckle
, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.
July 21 - Treaty of Passarowitz signed.
November 22 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach
") is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and then
shot and stabbed him more than 25 times.Births
May 16 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi
, mathematician (+ 1799).Deaths
November 22 - Blackbeard
the pirate.To my Homepage