A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under Admiral Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, 9 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks.
King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years?the longest of any major European monarch.
Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
The temperature on April 16, 1715 was about 15.0 °C.
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Names that were popular for boys in 1715
Names that were popular for girls in 1715
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