Historical Events for Year 1717
Events 1 - 15 of 15
Jan 4th - Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
Jan 5th - Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
Jan 14th - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
Feb 1st - Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
Mar 2nd - The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
Mar 31st - A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provoked the Bangorian Controversy.
Jun 24th - 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
Jul 17th - Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London
Jul 28th - Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
Aug 16th - Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
Aug 17th - France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
Aug 22nd - Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
Nov 28th - Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"
Dec 5th - Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name
Pirate Blackbeard Dec 25th - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed