1701 events in history

Jan 18 Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg
Jan 28 The Chinese storm Dartsedo
May 15 The War of the Spanish Succession begins
May 23 After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, England
Jul 9 War of the Spanish Succession: Austrians defeat France in the Battle of Carpi
Jul 19 Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England
Jul 24 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan
Sep 16 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland
Oct 9 The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut