Historical Events in 1759

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  • Jan 11th 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • Jan 15th British Museum opens in Montague House, London
  • Feb 28th Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
  • Mar 13th 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • Apr 8th British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • Apr 13th French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen

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Apr 20th George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

  • May 1st British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
  • May 31st The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.

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Jun 27th General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Jul 25th British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
  • Jul 26th French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
  • Aug 1st Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
  • Aug 10th Carlos III becomes king of Spain
  • Aug 12th Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
  • Aug 18th -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
  • Sep 12th British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
  • Sep 13th British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • Sep 14th Austrian troops occupy Dresden
  • Sep 18th Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • Oct 31st Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
  • Nov 20th -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
  • Nov 21st Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
  • Nov 24th Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
  • Dec 13th First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)