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Historical Events Happened In 1709

Monday, 21 April 2014

Jan 01   Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Joseph Reipel, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez  

Feb 02   British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe" on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50  

Feb 12   Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe") on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Charles Avison, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 08   On this day in history william Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62  

Mar 09   Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat on this day in history.  

Mar 27   On this day in history dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)  

Apr 12   1st edition of Tattler magazine in England on this day in history.  

Apr 26   On this day in history frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa  

May 11   On this day in history large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America  

Jun 14   On this day in history gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65  

Jun 25   Francesco Araja, composer on this day in history.  

Jun 27   Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava on this day in history.  

Jul 08   Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   James Harris, philosopher on this day in history.  

Aug 08   On this day in history 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)  

Aug 08   On this day in history first known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)  

Sep 03   On this day in history 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC  

Sep 04   Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies on this day in history.  

Sep 11   Battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France on this day in history.  

Sep 11   On this day in history english, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet  

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   On this day in history england/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"  

Nov 19   On this day in history pierre Leclair, composer  

Nov 22   On this day in history frantisek Benda, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1709

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of joseph Reipel, composer  

Feb 16   Charles Avison, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 24   On this day in history birth of jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)  

Mar 01   On this day in history birth of josef Antonin Gurecky, composer  

Mar 10   On this day in history birth of georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)  

Jun 25   Francesco Araja, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jul 11   Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1709

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 20   On this day in history death of françois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of george Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)  

Feb 08   Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history death of françois Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)  

Feb 19   On this day in history death of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)  

Mar 08   William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62 on this day in history.  

Mar 09   On this day in history death of ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat  

Jun 14   Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.