Historical Events in 1758

  • T 1
  • F 2
  • S 3
  • S 4
  • M 5
  • T 6
  • W 7
  • T 8
  • F 9
  • S 10
  • S 11
  • M 12
  • T 13
  • W 14
  • T 15
  • F 16
  • S 17
  • S 18
  • M 19
  • T 20
  • W 21
  • T 22
  • F 23
  • S 24
  • S 25
  • M 26
  • T 27
  • W 28
  • T 29
  • F 30

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • Jan 11 Russian troops occupy K√∂nigsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
  • Jan 22 Russian troops occupy K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]
  • Apr 17 Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems
  • May 21 Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
  • Jun 23 Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
  • Jun 30 Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place.
  • Jul 8 British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jul 25 Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 26 British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquers Louisbourg

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Aug 8 British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg
  • Aug 14 Battle of Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed
  • Aug 29 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
  • Sep 11 Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.
  • Sep 12 French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue
  • Oct 14 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • Nov 25 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
  • Dec 25 Return of Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch
  • Dec 31 British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal