Historical Events in 1748

  • Jan 26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • Mar 19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize North American colonies

Ruins of Pompeii

Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre

  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • May 7 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • Jun 3 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service

Historic Event

Jun 24 The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath

  • Jun 28 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • Aug 15 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • Aug 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • Aug 26 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 18 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed, ending War of Austrian Succession
  • Dec 26 France & Austria sign treaty about Southern Netherlands