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  • Jan 11 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord

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Mar 25 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire

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May 1 Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • May 6 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
  • May 9 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
  • May 29 Joseph Haydn's "Krumme Teufel" premieres
  • Jun 13 Austria, England & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • Jul 7 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759)
  • Jul 7 British parliament grants Jews citizenship
  • Jul 18 Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass

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Aug 4 George Washington becomes a master mason

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Sep 9 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies
  • Sep 22 Pangeran Gusti installed as Sultan of Banten

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Nov 30 Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal "on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin