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Historical Events In 1709

Sunday, 24 May 2020

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   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   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   On this day in history josef Antonin Gurecky, composer  

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   1st edition of Tattler magazine in England in the year 1709.  

Apr 26   Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa on this day in history.  

May 11   In the year 1709 large numbers of Germans begin emigrating to North America  

Jun 14   In the year 1709 gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65  

Jun 25   On this day in history francesco Araja, composer  

Jun 27   Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava in the year 1709.  

Jul 08   On this day in history battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes  

Jul 17   Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1709.  

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

Aug 08   1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) in the year 1709.  

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   Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies in the year 1709.  

Sep 11   Battle at Malplaquet: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France in the year 1709.  

Sep 11   In the year 1709 english, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet  

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" on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Pierre Leclair, composer in the year 1709.  

Nov 22   Frantisek Benda, composer on this day in history.  

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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   Joseph Reipel, composer was born in the year 1709.  

Feb 16   On this day in history birth of charles Avison, composer  

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

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

Mar 10   Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746) was born on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Francesco Araja, composer was born in the year 1709.  

Jul 11   On this day in history birth of johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)  

Famous Deaths In 1709

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 20   In the year 1709 death of fran├žois 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   On this day in history giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50  

Feb 09   Fran├žois Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664) died in the year 1709.  

Feb 19   Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646) died in the year 1709.  

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

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

Jun 14   Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1709.  

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