Historical Events in 1754

  • Jan 4 Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
  • Jan 15 Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
  • Jan 28 Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
  • Mar 8 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
  • May 9 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"

Battle of Interest

May 28 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville