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Notable Historical Events - 1697

1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

1697St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, consecrated for use in London, England

1697 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 26
Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night 
Feb 4
Three Dutch East India Company ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia 
Mar 10
Tsar Peter the Great begins a tour of Western Europe 
Mar 20
Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land" 
Apr 15
Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden 
May 7
Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace). 
May 24
English King William III travels through northern Europe 
Jun 2
August, Elector of Saxony becomes Catholic 
Jun 27
Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king 
Sep 3
King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick 
Sep 11
Battle of Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe 
Sep 20
Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war) 
Oct 30
Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War 
Nov 9
Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia. 
Nov 10
English parliament accept army reduction 
Dec 2
St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, consecrated for use in London, England 
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