Events in year of 1704

  • 02-28Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in New York City
  • 02-28Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
  • 02-29French and Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
  • 04-171st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
  • 04-24"Boston News-Letter, " 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
  • 05-01Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper ad
  • 05-20Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York
  • 07-12Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes King of part of Poland
  • 07-24English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 08-02Duke of Marlborough beats French and Bavarians at Blenheim
  • 08-03English / Dutch fleet under Rooke / Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
  • 08-04War of Spanish Succession, English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 08-13French and Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German and Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
  • 08-24Sea battle at Malaga
  • 09-28Maryland allows divorce if wife mispleases clergyman / preacher

People born in year of 1704

  • 02-24Hubert Renotte: Composer
  • 05-07Carl Heinrich Graun: Composer
  • 06-11Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas: Composer
  • 07-15August Gottlieb Spangenberg: Founder of Moravian Church in North America
  • 07-31Gabriel Cramer: Switzerland -- Mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
  • 08-13Lorenzo Fago: Composer
  • 10-02Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma: Composer
  • 10-17Willem Bentinck: Orangist
  • 11-10Carlo Zuccari: Composer
  • 11-17Salomeja Neris [S Bacinskaite-Buciene]: Latvian poet
  • 11-28Jacob Mossel: Governor-General (Dutch East Indies)
  • 12-08Anton de Haen: Medical expert (Ratio Medendi)

People died in year of 1704

  • 01-21Willem B Schepers: Dutch Merchant / ship owner, dies at about 83
  • 02-23Georg Muffat: French / German Organist / composer, dies at 50
  • 02-24Marc-Antoine Charpentier: French Composer (church music)
  • 03-17Menno baron van Coehoorn: Fort builder / Coevorden / howitzer, dies at 63
  • 04-12John Hudde: 21x Mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76
  • 05-03Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Austrian violist / composer, dies at 59
  • 10-01Cornelis Dusart: Painter / engraver, dies at 44
  • 10-28John Locke: English philosopher (2 treatises of govt), dies at 72

Events in year of 1705

  • 04-16Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
  • 10-15English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

People born in year of 1705

  • 01-14Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier / Lozier-Bouvet: Governor (Reunion Is)
  • 01-24Farinelli [Carlo Broschi]: Andria, Italy -- Castrato
  • 02-06Johann Matthias Leffloth: Composer
  • 02-15Charles A Vanloo: French painter
  • 02-22Peter Arctedius [Artedi]: Swedish biologist
  • 03-03Michael Schevenstuhl: Composer
  • 04-20Balthasar Schmid: Composer
  • 05-10Gallus Zeiler: Composer
  • 08-04Vaclav Matyas Gurecky: Composer
  • 08-08Gustaaf Imhoff: Gov of Ceylon (1736-40) / Governor of the Netherlands Indies (1743-50)
  • 09-19Henri-Jacques de Croes: Flemish composer / band master
  • 09-28Henry Fox: England, United Kingdom -- 1st Baron Holland, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 09-28Johann Peter Kellner: Composer
  • 10-31Clemens XIV [Giovanni Ganganelli]: Pope (1769-74)
  • 11-15Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Composer

People died in year of 1705

  • 01-15Walraad [the Young]: Earl of Nassau-Ottweiler / gov of Nijmegen
  • 02-05Jean Gilles: Composer, dies at 37
  • 04-02Johann Lohner: Composer, dies at 59
  • 05-05Leopold I von Hapsburg: Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64
  • 08-08Willem Roukens: Mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded
  • 08-16Jean / Jacobus Bernouilli: Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
  • 09-21Willem Hadriaan of Nassau: Corrupt mister of Odijck
  • 10-11Guillaume Amontons: French physicist, dies at 42