On This Day

Historical Events in 1764

  • Jan 24 Governor Winthrop's Telescope is destroyed in a Harvard fire
  • Feb 15 St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Lacl├Ęde

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Feb 21 John Wilkes is thrown out of English House of Commons for his "Essay on Women"

  • Apr 3 Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II

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Apr 5 British Parliament passes the Sugar Tax on the American colonies, introduced by Prime Minister George Grenville

  • May 5 Smolny Institute forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
  • Jul 23 James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation

Roman Empire

Oct 15 Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Nov 9 Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
  • Nov 16 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • Nov 26 France bans Jesuit enorde