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What Happened in 1759

Historical Events in 1759

  • Feb 28 Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
  • Mar 13 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • Apr 8 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • Apr 13 French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
  • Apr 20 George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London
  • May 1 British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
  • May 31 The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions
  • Jun 27 British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

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