This year in history - 1707

BookBrowse News - The Full Story

This year in history - 1707

Dec 23 2007

In 1707.....

  • Isaac Newton's Arithmetica Universalis is first published but Newton is so unhappy with the work that he refuses to have his name appear as author and considered purchasing all the copies so he could have them destroyed.
  • The Act of Union joining England and Scotland is passed and the first parliament of the united Kingdom of Great Britain sits.
  • Jonathan Swift published A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind, one of the many essays, tracts, pamphlets and poems he wrote before writing Gulliver's Travels, some twenty years later, for which he is best remembered.
  • English novelist and dramatist Henry Fielding was born. Best remembered for The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling he also holds a place in the history of law-enforcement having founded the Bow Street Runners, London's first professional police force. 
  • Charles Wesley, a leader of the Methodist movement and younger brother of John Wesley, is born. Today Charles is best remembered for the many hymns he wrote such as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling and Christ the Lord is Risen Today.
  • Japan's Mount Fuji erupts for the last time to date.
Previous story, "This year in 1607". Coming next, "This year in 1807".

More News Stories

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: American Histories
    American Histories
    by John E. Wideman
    In American Histories, a collection of 21 short stories, John Edgar Wideman draws America's present ...
  • Book Jacket: I Found My Tribe
    I Found My Tribe
    by Ruth Fitzmaurice
    Ruth O'Neill was only 28 when she married film director Simon Fitzmaurice in 2004. Changing her...
  • Book Jacket: The Art of the Wasted Day
    The Art of the Wasted Day
    by Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl wants you to know that daydreaming is not a waste of a day. Nor is spending time ...
  • Book Jacket: Circe
    Circe
    by Madeline Miller
    Towards the end of Madeline Miller's novel Circe, the titular nymph is questioned by her son ...

Book Discussion
Book Jacket
Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner

A love story for things lost and restored, a lyrical hymn to the power of forgiveness.

About the book
Join the discussion!

Readers Recommend

Win this book!
Win The Leavers

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One of the most anticipated books of 2017--now in paperback!

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

T E H N Clothes

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.