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Events in History in 1748

  • Jan 26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • Mar 19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize North American colonies

Historic DiscoveryRuins of Pompeii

Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre

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The ruins of Pompeii, still standing after over 2000 years
The ruins of Pompeii, still standing after over 2000 years
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  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • May 7 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • Jun 3 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath

Evangelist John Wesley
John Wesley
  • Jun 28 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • Aug 15 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • Aug 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • Aug 26 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 18 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed, ending War of Austrian Succession
  • Dec 26 France & Austria sign treaty about Southern Netherlands