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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1700 AD

January

January 1: Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
January 1: Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar

February

February 19: Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
February 27: Pacific Island of New Britain discovered

March

March 25: England, France and Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty

May

May 7: William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation

June

June 17: Mass orders priest to leave the colony
June 30: Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700)

July

July 12: Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1700
July 13: Russian-Turkish peace

August

August 8: Denmark and Sweden sign peace treaty
August 18: Swedish, English and Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark

October

October 2: Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
October 14: Rabbi Judah Hasid and Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem

November

November 16: Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
November 19: Battle at Narva: Swedish king Karel XII beats Russians
November 23: Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
November 30: King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva
November 30: Turkey declares war on Russia
November 30: Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar

December

December 12: Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar
December 31: Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701
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