1703 in History
May 1 Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
May 2 Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
May 18 Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne
May 27 St. Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great
August 21 Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
September 12 Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
September 12 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
November 24 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner in Philadelphia
November 26 Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
November 26 Heavy storm hits England 1000s killed
December 27 England and Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
December 30 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die