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Subject: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 3:02 am

September 1st 1715 – Louis XIV of France, the "Sun King", died after a reign of 72 years, longer than any other French or other major European monarch at the time.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/01/15 at 3:47 am

Sad day!  I remember it well.  :\'(  ;)

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 4:42 am


Sad day!  I remember it well.  :\'(  ;)
There goes the Sun King!

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 8:07 am

In September 1715 – The first major Jacobite rising in Scotland against the rule of King George I of Great Britain breaks out. The Earl of Mar raises the standard of James Edward Stuart and marches on Edinburgh. James, the son of the deposed King James VII, arrives from France.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 12:31 am

September 17th 1716 – Jean Thurel enlists in the Touraine Regiment at the age of 18, the first day of a military career that would span for over 90 years.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/17 at 12:52 am

March 2nd 1717 – The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 12:28 am

June 24th 1717 – The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: nally on 07/17/17 at 5:41 pm

July 17th, 1717:

King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 2:15 am

August 17th 1717 – Austro-Turkish War of 1716–18: The month-long Siege of Belgrade ends with Prince Eugene of Savoy's Austrian troops capturing the city from the Ottoman Empire.

Subject: Re: 300 Years Ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 2:38 pm

May 15th 1718 – James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.

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