Historical Events in 1758

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Jan 1st The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

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

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Jul 24th George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

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

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Jul 26th British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

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