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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1715 AD

April

April 15: Uprising of Yamasse-indians in South Carolina
April 20: Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London
April 29: John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time

May

May 1: Prussia declares war on Sweden
May 3: Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
May 4: French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)

July

July 29: 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
July 30: Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St. Lucie, Florida

August

August 22: Handels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames

September

September 6: Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland

November

November 13: Battle at Sheriffmuir: English army beats Scottish earl of Mar
November 13: Pro-James Edward Stuart-rebellion surrenders
November 15: Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
November 24: Thames River freezes
November 25: 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn

December

December 12: Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
December 22: English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
December 23: Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
December 24: Swedish troops occupy Norway
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