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Events in History

  • Jan 21 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • Jan 29 Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
  • Feb 1 Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Feb 2 King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • Feb 20 Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • Feb 26 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia
  • Jun 9 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • Aug 1 Foundations laid for Bank of England

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Aug 13 Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • Sep 2 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
  • Sep 6 VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
  • Nov 14 First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC

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Dec 19 Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Dec 28 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
  • Jan 17 Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
  • Jan 20 Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • Jan 24 Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
  • Feb 6 Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)

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Feb 22 George Washington, Westmoreland, Virginia, 1st American president (1789-97)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Mar 1 William Cushing, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States. (d. 1810)
  • Mar 23 Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • Apr 5 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
  • Apr 8 David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)

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Apr 13 Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of Great Britain (Tory: 1770-82), "who lost America", born in London (d. 1792)

British Prime Minister Frederick North
British Prime Minister
Frederick North
  • Apr 18 George Colman, "the Elder
  • Aug 8 Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
  • Sep 6 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (d. 1796)
  • Sep 30 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
  • Nov 9 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 13 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1808)

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • Dec 6 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
  • Dec 23 Richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685)
  • Feb 13 Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
  • Feb 22 Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
  • Feb 24 Colonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (b. 1675)
  • Mar 20 Johann Ernst Hanxleden, German philologist (b. 1681)
  • Apr 18 Louis Feuillée, French explorer (b. 1660)
  • May 20 Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676)
  • Jun 3 Pieter Vuyst, Dutch gov-gen of Ceylon, executed
  • Sep 12 Eugene JP earl the Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, dies at 58
  • Sep 24 Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
  • Oct 31 Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (b. 1666)