Look what happened the 1701.

The War of the Spanish Succession begins. (15. May 1701)

War of the Spanish Succession: Austrians defeat France in the Battle of Carpi. (9. July 1701)

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan. (24. July 1701)

The Chinese storm Dartsedo. (28. January 1701)

The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. (9. October 1701)

After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, England. (23. May 1701)

Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England. (19. July 1701)

James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland. (16. September 1701)

Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg. (18. January 1701)

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