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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1703 AD

May

May 1: Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
May 2: Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
May 18: Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne
May 27: St. Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great

August

August 21: Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II

September

September 12: Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
September 12: English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal

November

November 24: 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner in Philadelphia
November 26: Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
November 26: Heavy storm hits England 1000s killed

December

December 27: England and Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
December 30: Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
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