Historical Events for Year 1715
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Apr 15th - Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
Apr 20th - Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London
Apr 29th - John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
May 1st - Prussia declares war on Sweden
May 3rd - Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
May 4th - French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
Jul 29th - 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
Jul 30th - Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
Aug 1st - 1st Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)
Aug 22nd - Handel's "Watermusic" premieres on Thames
Sep 1st - King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
Sep 6th - Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
Nov 13th - Significicant battle at Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces able halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
Nov 15th - Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
Nov 24th - Thames River freezes
Nov 25th - 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
Dec 12th - Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
Dec 22nd - English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
Dec 23rd - Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
The Sun King Louis XIV Dec 24th - Swedish troops occupy Norway