Historical Events in January 1765

Treatise on Tolerance

Jan 11 Frisia bans Voltaire's book "Traité sur la tolérance" (Treatise on Tolerance) in which he called for religious toleration and targeted religious fanaticism, especially that of the Jesuits

Event of Interest

Jan 16 French astronomer Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)