Historical Events In 1709
Monday, 27 March 2023
Jan 01 Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder on this day in history.
Jan 05 Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans in the year 1709.
Jan 11 In the year 1709 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 In the year 1709 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 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1709 frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa
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 in the year 1709.
Jun 27 Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava on this day in history.
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 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 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 in the year 1709.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 11 Hamilton, Scottish(?) general (Malplaquet), dies in battle on this day in history.
Sep 18 On this day in history 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 In the year 1709 frantisek Benda, composer
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