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  • Feb 8 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • May 5 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • May 9 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
  • May 24 -26] People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax
  • Jun 11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier

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Jul 23 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Aug 6 Emperor Karel VI & Tsarina Catharine the Great sign military treaty
  • Aug 9 Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
  • Oct 11 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

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Oct 28 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift