Historical Events In 1709
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Jan 01 On this day in history johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder
Jan 05 Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans on this day in history.
Jan 11 On this day in history colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London
Jan 22 Joseph Reipel, composer on this day in history.
Feb 01 In the year 1709 alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez
Feb 02 On this day in history british sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"
Feb 08 Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
Feb 12 Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe") in the year 1709.
Feb 16 In the year 1709 charles Avison, composer
Mar 01 In the year 1709 josef Antonin Gurecky, composer
Mar 08 On this day in history william Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62
Mar 09 In the year 1709 ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat
Mar 27 On this day in history dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
Apr 12 On this day in history 1st edition of Tattler magazine in England
Apr 26 Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa on this day in history.
May 11 Large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America on this day in history.
Jun 14 In the year 1709 gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65
Jun 25 In the year 1709 francesco Araja, composer
Jun 27 On this day in history peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
Jul 08 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes in the year 1709.
Jul 17 In the year 1709 pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60
Jul 20 James Harris, philosopher on this day in history.
Aug 08 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) on this day in history.
Aug 08 In the year 1709 first known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)
Sep 03 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC on this day in history.
Sep 04 In the year 1709 jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
Sep 11 Battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France in the year 1709.
Sep 11 English, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet in the year 1709.
Sep 11 On this day in history hamilton, Scottish(?) general (Malplaquet), dies in battle
Sep 18 On this day in history samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)
Oct 25 Georg Gebel, composer on this day in history.
Oct 29 In the year 1709 england/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
Nov 19 In the year 1709 pierre Leclair, composer
Nov 22 Frantisek Benda, composer in the year 1709.