Historical Events For 1709
Friday, 23 June 2017
Jan 01 Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder on this day in history.
Jan 05 In the year 1709 sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans
Jan 11 Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London on this day in history.
Jan 22 In the year 1709 joseph Reipel, composer
Feb 01 On this day in history alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez
Feb 02 In the year 1709 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 in the year 1709.
Feb 12 On this day in history alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe")
Feb 16 On this day in history charles Avison, composer
Mar 01 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer on this day in history.
Mar 08 In the year 1709 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 In the year 1709 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 in the year 1709.
May 11 Large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America on this day in history.
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 In the year 1709 peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
Jul 08 On this day in history battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes
Jul 17 On this day in history pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60
Jul 20 On this day in history james Harris, philosopher
Aug 08 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) on this day in history.
Aug 08 First known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
Sep 11 In the year 1709 english, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet
Sep 11 Hamilton, Scottish(?) general (Malplaquet), dies in battle in the year 1709.
Sep 18 Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide) in the year 1709.
Oct 25 In the year 1709 georg Gebel, composer
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.