What Happened in 1754

Historical Events

  • Jan 4 Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
  • Jan 15 Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
  • Jan 28 Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
  • Mar 8 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
  • Mar 18 Thomas Pelham-Holles becomes British Prime Minister on the death of his brother Henry Pelham
  • May 9 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • May 28 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville
  • Jun 19 Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians
  • Jul 3 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)
  • Jul 4 George Washington gives Fort Necessity to France

World Leaders in 1754

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