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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1716 AD


January 8: Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested


February 6: England and Netherlands renew alliance
February 10: Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France


April 4: Russian and Prussian troops occupy Wismar
April 8: Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia and marries Czar Peter the Great's niece
April 15: Russian and Prussian troops occupy Wismar


June 5: England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
June 6: 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
June 25: Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands


July 18: Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels


August 1: 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
August 1: Waterman's race on Thames 1st rowed
August 5: Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks


September 6: 1st U.S. lighthouse built (Boston)
September 14: 1st lighthouse in U.S. lit (Boston Harbor)


October 9: England and France sign treaty
October 13: Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar


November 3: Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Czar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom
November 26: 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
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