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1709Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

1709 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 5
Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans 
Jan 11
Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London 
Feb 2
British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe" 
Mar 27
Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded) 
Jun 27
Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. 
Jul 8
Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes 
Aug 8
1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) 
Sep 3
1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC 
Sep 11
Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France 
Oct 29
England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat" 
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