Historical Events for Year 1717

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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
Dec 25th - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed

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