January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar.
January 1 - in around this year, Germany and Denmark-Norway adopt the Gregorian
calendar, including the convention that New Year's Day is January 1st.
January 26 - Massive earthquake hits British Columbia.
February 27 - The island of New Britain is discovered.
November 20 - Great Northern War: Battle of Narva - King Charles XII
of Sweden defeats the army of Tsar Peter the Great
Vietnamese gain control of entire Indochina peninsula.
The Great Northern War begins when Russia, Denmark and Saxony/Poland
make a coordinated attack on Sweden (to 1721).
Control of Spain passes from the Habsburgs to the Bourbons.Births
February 9 - Daniel Bernoulli
May 26 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf
(+ 1760).Klemens August
April 18 - Joanna van den Houten
, English poet and playwright.Charles II
of Spain, last of the Spanish Habsburgs.To my Homepage