What Happened In History Year 1704

Historical Events for the Year 1704

  • 25th January » The Apalachee massacre called Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
  • 24th April » The first regular newspaper in 13 colonies or British Colonial America, the 'News-Letter', is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 4th August » War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an England English and Netherlands Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor Archduke Charles.
  • 13th August » War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – Kingdom of England English and Holy Roman Empire Imperial forces are victorious over Kingdom of France French and Electorate of Bavaria Bavarian troops.
  • 6th December » Battle of Chamkaur: During the Mughal-Sikh Wars, an outnumbered Khalsa known as Sikh Khalsa defeats a Mughal Empire e.g Mughal army.

Famous Birthdays in 1704

  • 1st January » Soame Jenyns, English author (d. 1787)
  • 12th February » Charles Pinot Duclos, French author (d. 1772)
  • 28th February » Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
  • 10th April » Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (d. 1766)
  • 7th May » Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (d. 1759)
  • 4th June » Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and businessman (d. 1776)
  • 11th June » Carlos Seixas, Portuguese harpsichord player and composer (d. 1742)
  • 17th June » John Kay (flying shuttle) e.g John Kay, English inventor, invented the Flying shuttle (d. 1780)
  • 22nd June » John Taylor (classical scholar) named John Taylor, English scholar (d. 1766)
  • 15th July » August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop (d. 1792)
  • 31st July » Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1752)
  • 2nd October » František Tůma, Czech organist and composer (d. 1774)
  • 9th October » Johann Andreas Segner, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
  • 29th October » John Byng, English admiral and politician, 11th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador or Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)
  • 1st November » Paul Daniel Longolius, German editor (d. 1779)
  • 31st December » Carl Gotthelf Gerlach, German organist (d. 1761)

Famous Deaths in History for 1704

  • 23rd February » Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (b. 1653)
  • 24th February » Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)
  • 17th March » Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch soldier and engineer (b. 1641)
  • 8th April » Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
  • 8th April » Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, French-English politician (b. 1641)
  • 10th April » William Egon of Fürstenberg, German bishop (b. 1629)
  • 12th April » Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop (b. 1627)
  • 15th April » Johannes Hudde, Dutch mathematician and politician (b. 1628)
  • 3rd May » Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Czech-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1644)
  • 13th May » Louis Bourdaloue, French preacher (b. 1632)
  • 18th June » Tom Brown (satirist) known as Tom Brown, English author (b. 1662)
  • 30th June » John Quelch (pirate) named John Quelch, English pirate (b. 1665)
  • 14th July » Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (b. 1657)
  • 17th July » Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French-American fur trader and explorer (b. 1657)
  • 20th July » Peregrine White, English-American farmer and soldier (b. 1620)
  • 14th August » Roland Laporte, French religious leader (b. 1675)
  • 28th October » John Locke, English physician and philosopher (b. 1632)
  • 20th November » Charles Plumier, French botanist and painter (b. 1646)
  • 27th December » Hans Albrecht von Barfus, Prussian field marshal and politician (b. 1635)

Historical events for the year 1704 by month