On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1759

British Museum Opens its Doors

Historical Events

  • British Museum opens in Montague House, London

Historic Publication

Voltaire's satire "Candide" is published anonymously in five editions in five countries to scandalous acclaim (estimated date)

1759 Highlights

About January 15, 1759

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 263 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn