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March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia.



May 23 - Battle of Ramillies in the War of Spanish Succession - English, Dutch, and German troops defeat the French.


Crosse & Blackwell, a noted producer of sweet and savory sauces, jellies, relishes, and chutneys, was founded


November 5 - The Dublin Gazette publishes its first edition.


September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and Savoy defeat the French.


Pedro de Salazar GUTIÉRREZ De Toledo, the Cardinal of Córdoba, died.

§North America


A combined Franco-Spanish Fleet attacked Nassau for the second time in 3 years and the island was effectively abandoned by many of its settlers and left without any English government presence. Pirates took over the abandoned city.

§New World Colonies

French and Spanish soldiers unsuccessfully attack Charlestown, South Carolina during Queen Anne’s War.

November 6 - A hurricane hits Virginia. Fourteen ships were lost.


By this time, Cossacks had swept across the whole of Siberia, and occupied the Kamchatka Peninsula, northeast of Japan.


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