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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1704 AD

February

February 28: Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in New York City
February 28: Indians attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, kill 40, kidnap 100
February 29: French and Indians attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, kill 50, abduct 100

April

April 17: 1st successful U.S. newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
April 24: "Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in U.S., forms

May

May 1: Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper ad
May 20: Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York

July

July 12: Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
July 24: English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

August

August 2: Duke of Marlborough beats French and Bavarians at Blenheim
August 3: English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
August 4: War of Spanish Succession, English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
August 13: French and Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German and Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
August 24: Sea battle at Malaga
August 25: Battle at Malaga: French vs English and Dutch fleet
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