Historical Events for Year 1701

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Jan 12th - Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of Gregorian calendar
Jan 18th - Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
Mar 9th - France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
Apr 29th - Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
May 12th - Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
May 15th - The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
May 23rd - Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.
Jun 12th - Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
Jul 24th - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
Aug 2nd - Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
Pirate Legend William KiddPirate Legend William Kidd Sep 7th - Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
Sep 16th - James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
Sep 28th - Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA
Oct 9th - Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
Nov 8th - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

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