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Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 8th Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

  • Mar 10th Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • May 20th 1st Jockey Club forms in SC
  • Jun 17th French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
  • Jun 21st In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
  • Jun 30th Russian army occupies Danzig
  • Nov 8th Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
  • Nov 17th John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
  • Dec 13th Britain & Russia sign trade agreement