January 18 - Frederick I
becomes King of Prussia.
May 23 - After being convicted of murdering William Moore
and for piracy, Captain
William Kidd is hanged in London.
July 24 - Detroit, Michigan founded.
September 16 - Prince James Francis Edward Stuart
becomes the new claimant to
the thrones of Scotland as King James VIII and England as King James III
October 9 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is
chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Philharmonic Society (Academia philharmonicorum) established in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
In Japan young daimyo Asano Naganori is ordered to commit seppuku(ritual suicide).
47 samurai of his service begin planning to avenge his death.
The English Parliament passes the Act of Settlement 1701, passing the crown of Great
Britain to Sophia, Electress of Hanover and her descendants on the death of Queen Anne
December 4 - Lauwerijntje Claas Jongste
May 23 - Captain Kidd
September 16 -Deposed King James II
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