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Jan 25 Moscow University is established by Elizabeth of Russia and founded by Mikhail Lomonosov on Tatiana Day

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • Feb 13 Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
  • Mar 12 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
  • Mar 17 Transylvania Land Company buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
  • Apr 2 Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • Apr 15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London
  • Apr 26 1st Russian university opens in Moscow
  • Jun 16 British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
  • Jun 29 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • Jun 30 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • Jul 9 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • Jul 9 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • Jul 15 French ambassador recalled from London

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Jul 16 John Adams graduates Harvard

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

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Jul 26 Giacomo Casanova is arrested in Venice for affront to religion and common decency and imprisoned in the Doge's Palace

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • Sep 8 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • Sep 12 Giacomo Casanova is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for affront to religion and common decency
  • Sep 18 Fort Ticonderoga in New York opens
  • Sep 19 Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement
  • Nov 1 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal
  • Nov 14 Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'
  • Nov 18 Worst quake in Massachusetts Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths reported

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Nov 20 English minister William Pitt the Elder resigns

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • Nov 25 King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
  • Dec 2 The second Eddystone Lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks off English southern coast is destroyed by fire