Historical Events for Year 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
2nd US President John Adams Jul 16th - John Adams graduates Harvard
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
Nov 20th - English minister William Pitt Sr resigns
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.
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder Dec 2nd - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.