January 18 » Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg.
March 9 » Safavid troops retreat from Basra, ending a three year occupation.
July 19 » Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England.
July 24 » Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
August 4 » Great Peace of Montreal between New France and First Nations is signed.
October 9 » The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook.
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