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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1701 AD

January

January 1: Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
January 12: Frisia and Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar
January 12: Parts of Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar
January 18: Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia

March

March 9: France, Cologne and Bavaria sign alliance

April

April 29: Drenthe Netherlands adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701

May

May 12: Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)

June

June 12: Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover

July

July 24: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit

September

September 7: Germany, England and Netherlands sign anti-French covenant

October

October 9: Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

November

November 8: William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
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