The years representing the start of a new century are filled with important events that represent the world during a completely different generation. The year 1702 brings with it a vast amount of important information that can be accessed through the millions of articles and newspapers featured on NewspaperArchive.com. Such featured events for this year include the start of construction of Fort Louis de la Mobile in French Louisiana, the declaration of war on France by the Grand alliance during the War of the Spanish Succession, the siege of St. Augustine by English forces during the War of the Spanish Succession followed by the lifting of that siege, 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 12, 1702
Construction of Fort Louis de la Mobile, later becoming the capital of French Louisiana, begins upon the arrival of ships from Fort Maurepas.
March 8, 1702
Princess Anne Stuart is made Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland upon the death of her brother-in-law William III of England.
March 11, 1702
The first copy of the Daily Courant is published in London as the first regular English-language national newspaper.