1716 in History
January 8 Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
February 6 England and Netherlands renew alliance
February 10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
April 4 Russian and Prussian troops occupy Wismar
April 8 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia and marries Czar Peter the Great's niece
April 15 Russian and Prussian troops occupy Wismar
June 5 England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
June 6 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
June 25 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
July 18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
August 1 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
August 1 Waterman's race on Thames 1st rowed
August 5 Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks
September 6 1st U.S. lighthouse built (Boston)
September 14 1st lighthouse in U.S. lit (Boston Harbor)
October 9 England and France sign treaty
October 13 Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar
November 3 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Czar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom
November 26 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)