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Events in History

  • Jan 11 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord

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Mar 25 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire

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May 1 Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • May 6 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
  • May 9 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
  • May 29 Joseph Haydn's "Krumme Teufel" premieres
  • Jun 13 Austria, Great Britain & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • Jul 7 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759)
  • Jul 7 British parliament grants Jews citizenship
  • Jul 18 Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass

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Aug 4 George Washington becomes a master mason

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Sep 9 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies
  • Sep 22 Pangeran Gusti installed as Sultan of Banten

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Nov 30 Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal "on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
  • Feb 6 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet
  • Feb 7 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)
  • Feb 12 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • Feb 20 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • Mar 9 Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
  • Mar 26 Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
  • Apr 1 Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
  • Apr 28 Franz K Achard, German physicist
  • May 8 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman, born in West Africa (d. 1784)

  • May 13 Lazare Carnot, French politician, engineer and mathematician known as the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Nolay, Côte-d'Or (d. 1823)
  • May 24 Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • May 31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
  • Jun 10 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • Jul 4 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
  • Jul 6 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, baptized
  • Jul 9 William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
  • Aug 1 Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
  • Aug 12 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • Aug 17 Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)
  • Sep 2 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
  • Sep 10 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
  • Nov 3 August G Meissner, German author
  • Nov 6 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1802)
  • Dec 3 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
  • Dec 19 John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
  • Dec 22 Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
  • Mar 12 George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
  • May 26 Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
  • Jul 17 Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
  • Aug 6 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
  • Aug 19 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (b. 1694)