1704 in History – What happened in year 1704

✅ Published on March 29th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1704 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1704.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1704 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
25 januaryEnglish colonists from the Province of Carolina and their native allies began a series of brutal raids against a largely pacific population of Apalachee in Spanish Florida.
24 aprilThe first issue of The Boston News-Letter, the first continuously published newspaper in British North America, was published.
13 augustWar of the Spanish Succession-The Duke of Marlborough led Allied forces to a crucial victory in the Battle of Blenheim.
28 February40 killed and 100 kidnapped by Indians attacked at Deerfield Mass.
17 AprilFirst American newspaper; Published by John Campbell in Boston.
28 MayBattle of Smolenike: The Kuruk rebels defeated the Austrian army and its allies.
13 JuneBattle of Koronko: Austrian and Denmark, Prussia, Croatia, Germany defeated their allies and Vojvodina Kurux.
12 JulyStanislav Leszczynski was made king of Poland.
03 AugustGibraltar captured the English fleet of Kallenburah.
07 SeptemberWar of Spanish Succession; Launched the twelfth siege of Gibraltar by French and Spanish troops.


Famous birthdays in the year 1704:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Soame Jenyns / Poet / United Kingdom
02 OctoberFrantišek Tůma / Composer / Czech Republic
03 SeptemberJoseph de Jussieu / Explorer / France
04 JuneBenjamin Huntsman / Business Man / United Kingdom
07 MayCarl Heinrich Graun / Composer / Germany
09 OctoberJohann Andreas Segner / Mathematician / Germany
10 AprilBenjamin Heath / Author / United Kingdom
11 JuneCarlos Seixas / Composer / Portugal
12 February Charles Pinot Duclos / Author / France
15 JulyAugust Gottlieb Spangenberg / Bishop / Germany
17 JuneJohn Kay / Engineer / United Kingdom
22 JuneJohn Taylor / Author / United Kingdom
24 JuneJean-Baptiste de Boyer / Author / France
28 February Louis Godin / Academic / France
29 OctoberJohn Byng / Politician / United Kingdom
31 JulyGabriel Cramer / Mathematician / Switzerland
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