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  • Feb 11th Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
  • Feb 14th Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa
  • Mar 5th Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French
  • Mar 8th Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
  • Mar 17th Britain repeals the Stamp Act
  • Apr 8th 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain
  • May 9th John Byron back in England after trip around the world
  • Jul 9th British premier Rockingham resigns
  • Jul 18th Society of the Dutch Literary forms
  • Nov 10th The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • Nov 25th Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
  • Dec 5th London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale