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Events in History

  • Mar 10 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • Jun 17 French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
  • Jun 21 In Montreal, New France (Quebec), black slave Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony
  • Jun 30 Russian army occupies Danzig
  • Nov 8 Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
  • Nov 17 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY colonial governor; later acquitted
  • Dec 13 Britain & Russia sign trade agreement

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
  • Jan 31 Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • Mar 1 Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
  • Mar 19 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [or Apr 19]
  • Apr 17 Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)
  • May 23 Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • Oct 14 Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Oct 17 Grigori G. Orlov, Russian guard officer and favorite of Catherine II

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • Dec 17 William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Dec 17 Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen
Mayor of Philadelphia
William Allen
  • Mar 25 William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau marries princess Anne of Great Britain, eldest daughter of King George II at St. James' Palace

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 John Dennis, English dramatist whose thunder was stolen (b. 1657)
  • Feb 1 John Floyer, English physician and writer (b. 1649)
  • Mar 1 Roger North, English biographer (b. 1653)
  • Mar 12 Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, dies at 74
  • Mar 21 Robert Wodrow, Scottish historian (b. 1679)
  • Apr 4 Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79
  • May 4 James Thornhill, English painter
  • May 24 Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
  • Jun 17 Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
  • Jun 17 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France (b. 1653)
  • Jul 22 Peter King, 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor of England
  • Nov 14 Louise de Keroualle, English duchess/mistress of king Charles II, dies
  • Dec 14 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist, dies at 44

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 28 Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy