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Events of 1704
- February 29 – Canadians (actual Québécois) and Native Americans sack Deerfield, Massachusetts.
- February – In America, Mardi Gras is celebrated with the Masque de la Mobile in the capital of French Louisianne, Mobile (Alabama).
- April 24 – The first regular newspaper in British North America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
- August 4 – English and Dutch forces under Sir George Rooke capture Gibraltar from Spain.
- August 13 – War of the Spanish Succession – Battle of Blenheim: Allied troops under John Churchill, the Earl of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeat the Franco-Bavarian army.
- August 24 – French and English fleets clash off Málaga, causing heavy casualties in both sides but without sinking any ships.
- A Tale of a Tub, the first major satire by Jonathan Swift, is published.
- Isaac Newton publishes his Optics.
- The Students' Monument is built in Aiud, Romania.
- The Sultanate of Brunei cedes its north-east territories to the Sultanate of Sulu.
- The lower 3 counties of the Province of Pennsylvania become the colony of Delaware.
- An earthquake strikes Gondar, Ethiopia.
- Daniel Defoe documents the Great Storm of 1703 with eyewitness testimonies in The Storm (1704).
- Great Northern War: Final defeat of Poland by Karl XII. Augustus II the Strong deposed and replaced by Karl's ally Stanislaw Leszczynski.
- Great Northern War: Russian troops under Tsar Peter the Great capture Tartu and Narva.
- Rome decrees that Roman ceremonial practice in Latin (not in Chinese) is to be the law for Chinese missions.