Historical Events for Year 1697
Events 1 - 18 of 18
Jan 26th - Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
Feb 4th - 3 VOC-ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
Mar 9th - Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
Mar 20th - Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"
Mar 21st - Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe
Apr 15th - Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
May 7th - Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace).
May 24th - English King William III travels through northern Europe
Jun 2nd - Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic
Jun 27th - Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as king
Sep 3rd - King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
Sep 11th - Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen van Savoye beats Turkish superior power
Sep 17th - Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks
Sep 20th - Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war)
Oct 30th - Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Neth/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
Nov 9th - Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
Nov 10th - English parliament accept army reduction
Dec 2nd - St Paul's Cathedral opens in London