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  • Jan 31 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, London, UK
  • Feb 14 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
  • Apr 17 French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
  • May 3 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
  • May 4 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel
  • May 14 A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • May 16 Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army
  • Sep 16 French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
  • Oct 25 British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre
  • Nov 7 Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
  • Nov 30 Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
  • Dec 9 Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty