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Events in History

  • Jan 26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • Mar 19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize north American colonies
  • Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre
  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • May 7 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • Jun 3 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service

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Jun 24 The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath

Evangelist John Wesley
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John Wesley
  • Jun 28 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • Aug 15 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • Aug 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • Aug 26 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 18 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed, ending War of Austrian Succession
  • Dec 26 France & Austria sign treaty about Southern Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 6 Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
  • Feb 9 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • Feb 15 Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
  • Mar 5 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • Mar 8 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic
  • Mar 10 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
  • Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
  • Apr 27 Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (d. 1833)
  • May 7 Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
  • May 16 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • Jun 30 Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
  • Jul 31 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • Aug 13 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
  • Aug 30 Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • Oct 7 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)
  • Nov 11 King Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819) Reigned 1788-1808
  • Nov 12 Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808)
  • Dec 9 Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1667)
  • Jan 16 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
  • Feb 18 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
  • Mar 14 George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)
  • Apr 12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies
  • May 12 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (b. 1692)
  • Jun 28 Marretje Arends, [Matje of Nieuwendijk], Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • Jun 28 Pieter van Dort, Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • Aug 27 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule, Britannia), dies at 47
  • Sep 6 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)
  • Sep 10 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
  • Sep 21 John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
  • Nov 25 Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)
  • Dec 2 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (b. 1662)
  • Dec 11 Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55