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

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

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

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Nov 3 George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

  • Nov 11 Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna