Historical Events in 1736

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  • Jan 26 Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne.
  • Feb 5 Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia

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Feb 19 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres

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Apr 20 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins Lapland expedition to measure latitude and shape of the earth, joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

Astronomer Anders Celsius
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Anders Celsius
  • May 26 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
  • Dec 3 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere