1701 in History
January 1 Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
January 12 Frisia and Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar
January 12 Parts of Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar
January 18 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
March 9 France, Cologne and Bavaria sign alliance
April 29 Drenthe Netherlands adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
May 12 Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
June 12 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
July 24 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
September 7 Germany, England and Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
October 9 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
November 8 William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges