What Happened in 1764

  • F 1
  • S 2
  • S 3
  • M 4
  • T 5
  • W 6
  • T 7
  • F 8
  • S 9
  • S 10
  • M 11
  • T 12
  • W 13
  • T 14
  • F 15
  • S 16
  • S 17
  • M 18
  • T 19
  • W 20
  • T 21
  • F 22
  • S 23
  • S 24
  • M 25
  • T 26
  • W 27
  • T 28
  • F 29
  • S 30

Historical Events

  • Jan 24 Gov Winthrop Telescope is destroyed in a Harvard fire
  • Feb 15 St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Lacl├Ęde
  • Feb 21 John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
  • Apr 3 Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II
  • May 5 Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
  • Jul 23 James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation
  • Oct 15 Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Nov 9 Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
  • Nov 16 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • Nov 26 France bans Jesuit enorde

World Leaders in 1764

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 5 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (17) weds queen Maria Luisa of Spain (18) in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Oct 25 Future 2nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1690)
  • Mar 17 George Parker, English astronomer, dies
  • Mar 30 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42
More Famous Deaths