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  • Jan 3rd East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed
  • Jan 15th Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism
  • Feb 3rd Dutch States-General forbids export of windmills
  • Mar 23rd Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later

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May 10th Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • May 11th 1st US fire insurance policy issued in Philadelphia
  • Jun 3rd Moscow houses & churches destroyed by fire
  • Jun 5th Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter
  • Jun 6th 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
  • Jun 9th French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
  • Sep 1st Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia
  • Sep 2nd Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
  • Sep 3rd Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
  • Sep 14th Britain (and American colonies) adopt the Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
  • Oct 18th Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"

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Nov 3rd George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

  • Nov 11th Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna