The year 1700 represents the year before the beginning of a new century and was filled with a variety of interesting and important historical events. Throughout the coming century, newspapers served as a primary source for documentation, and NewspaperArchive.com contains millions of old newspapers representing the most notable events from each of these years. For the year 1700, such events include the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by the majority of Protestant Western Europe, Protestant Germany, and Denmark-Norway, the occurrence of the Cascadia earthquake as one of the largest known earthquakes, the start of the Great Northern War, the signing of the Treaty of London by France, England, and Holland, the acceptance of the Spanish crown by the grandfather of Philip of Anjou which leads to the War of the Spanish Succession the following year, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 1, 1700
The Gregorian calendar is adopted by all of Protestant Western Europe except England.
January 1, 1700
The beginning of the Russian calendar changes from Creation to the birth of Christ.
January 26, 1700
The Cascadia earthquake takes place as one of the largest known earthquakes with an estimated magnitude of 8.7-9.2, triggering the Orphan Tsunami in Japan.
February 3, 1700
A large part Edinburgh, Scotland is destroyed by the 'Lesser Great Fire'.
February 12, 1700
Denmark and Poland/Saxony invade Swedish territory in Germany and Latvia, starting the Great Northern War.
February 27, 1700
William Dampier discovers the Island of New Britain in the western Pacific.
March 1, 1700
The Gregorian calendar is adopted by Protestant Germany and Denmark-Norway.
Early March, 1700
The first performance of the comedy The Way of the World by William Congreve takes place in London.
March 25, 1700
France, England and Holland sign the Treaty of London.
Monthly meetings begin being held for blacks advocating emancipation by William Penn.
July 11, 1700
Gottfried Leibniz becomes president of the newly founded Prussian Academy of Sciences.
August 18, 1700
War against Sweden is declared by King Augustus II of Poland, and Tsar Peter the Great of Russia.
November 15, 1700
The Spanish crown is accepted by Philip of Anjou's grandfather on his behalf, triggering The War of the Spanish Succession the following year.
November 18, 1700
The anti-Sapieha coalition win the Battle of Olkieniki during the Lithuanian Civil War.
November 23, 1700
Pope Clement XI becomes the 243rd pope upon his succession of Pope Innocent XII.
December 28, 1700
The first Earl Laurence Hyde of Rochester is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.