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What Happened on March 9, 1765

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher

1765 Highlights

About March 9, 1765

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 255 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces