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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1702 AD

March

March 8: England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
March 11: 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," publishes
March 19: James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
March 21: Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament

April

April 20: Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth

May

May 14: England and Netherlands declares war on France and Spain
May 14: Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
May 15: War of Spanish Succession, 1st American conflict between England and France

July

July 19: Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Crackow

August

August 19: Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French

September

September 16: Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne and Bavaria

October

October 7: English/Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
October 12: Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch and English fleet destroy and occupy Spanish silver fleet and French squadron
October 13: Dutch/English troops occupy Luik
October 23: Battle in Bay of Vigo: Netherlands/English fleet destroy Spanish/French fleet
October 27: English troops plunder St. Augustine, Florida

November

November 26: Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
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