1700s (decade)

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This is a list of events occurring in the 1700s, ordered by year.

1700

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

Ongoing

1701

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • English agriculturalist Jethro Tull invents a drill for planting seeds in rows.
  • The Philharmonic Society (Academia Philharmonicorum) is established in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1702

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • Delaware designated a separate colony.

1703

January–June

July–December

July 29: Daniel Defoe
November 24: Great Storm of 1703

Date unknown


1704

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1705

January–June

July–December

November: Williamsburg Capitol (replica).

Date unknown

  • Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. It is completed in 1724.
  • Taichung City, Taiwan is founded as the village of Dadun.
  • With the interest paid from daimyo loans, the Konoike buy a tract of ponds and swampland, turn the land into rice paddies and settle 480 households numbering perhaps 2,880 peasants on the land.
  • The Shogunate confiscates the property of a merchant in Osaka "for conduct unbecoming a member of the commercial class". The government seizes 50 pairs of gold screens, 360 carpets, several mansions, 48 granaries and warehouses scattered around the country and hundreds of thousands of gold pieces.

1706

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • English Parliament establishes the first turnpike trusts which place a length of road under the control of trustees drawn from local landowners and traders. The turnpike trusts borrow capital for road maintenance against the security of tolls and this arrangement becomes the common method of road maintenance for the next 150 years.

1707

January–June

The Isles of Scilly, scene of the naval disaster in October 1707.

July–December

Mount Fuji, last erupts in December 1707.
  • December 24 – The first British Governor of Gibraltar, directly appointed by Queen Anne, Roger Elliott, takes up his residence in the Convent of the Franciscan Friars.
  • December – Charles XII of Sweden launches his campaign to conquer Russia, marching to the east from Leipzig with 60,000 coalition troops. Another 16,000 soldiers are waiting on the outskirts of Riga, guarding the Swedish supply lines.

Date unknown

1708

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1709

January–June

July–December

Date unknown


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