Historical Events For 1709
Wednesday, 26 April 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 in the year 1709.
Jan 22 On this day in history joseph Reipel, composer
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" in the year 1709.
Feb 08 Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50 in the year 1709.
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 in the year 1709.
Mar 01 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer on this day in history.
Mar 08 William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62 on this day in history.
Mar 09 In the year 1709 ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat
Mar 27 In the year 1709 dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
Apr 12 In the year 1709 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 in the year 1709.
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 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 Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1709.
Jul 20 James Harris, philosopher in the year 1709.
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 in the year 1709.
Sep 04 In the year 1709 jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
Sep 11 In the year 1709 battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
Sep 11 English, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet on this day in history.
Sep 11 In the year 1709 hamilton, Scottish(?) general (Malplaquet), dies in battle
Sep 18 In the year 1709 samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)
Oct 25 On this day in history georg Gebel, composer
Oct 29 England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat" in the year 1709.
Nov 19 In the year 1709 pierre Leclair, composer
Nov 22 Frantisek Benda, composer in the year 1709.