Historical Events in 1755

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  • Jan 12th Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
  • Jan 25th Moscow University established on Tatiana Day.
  • Feb 13th Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
  • Mar 12th 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
  • Mar 17th Transylvania Land Company buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
  • Apr 2nd Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • Apr 15th Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London.
  • Apr 26th 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)
  • Jun 16th British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
  • Jun 29th 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • Jun 30th Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • Jul 9th Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • Jul 9th British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • Jul 15th French ambassador recalled from London

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Jul 16th John Adams graduates Harvard

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Sep 8th Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • Sep 18th Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
  • Sep 19th Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement
  • Nov 1st Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • Nov 14th Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'
  • Nov 18th Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report

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Nov 20th English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • Nov 25th King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
  • Dec 2nd The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.