Historical Events for Year 1704

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Events 1 - 15 of 15

Feb 28th - Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
Feb 28th - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
Feb 29th - French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
Apr 17th - 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
Apr 24th - "Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
May 1st - Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement
May 20th - Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY
Jul 12th - Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
Jul 24th - English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
Aug 2nd - Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim
Aug 3rd - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
Aug 4th - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
Aug 13th - French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
Aug 24th - Battle of Malaga, the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive; Grand Alliance strategic victory
Aug 25th - Battle of Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet

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