What Happened on January 15, 1759

British Museum Opens its Doors

Historical Events

  • British Museum opens in Montague House, London

Voltaire's "Candide" Published

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

1759 History

About January 15, 1759

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 264 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn