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Date Event
Feb 28
Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC 
Feb 28
Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100 
Feb 29
French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100 
Apr 17
1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell 
Apr 24
"Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms 
May 1
Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement 
May 20
Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY 
Jul 12
Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland 
Jul 24
English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar 
Aug 2
Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim 
Aug 3
English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar 
Aug 4
War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar 
Aug 13
French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany 
Aug 24
Battle of Malaga, the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive; Grand Alliance strategic victory 
Aug 25
Battle of Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet 
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