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Events in History in January 1759

  • Jan 11 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

British Museum Opens its DoorsBritish Museum Opens its Doors

Jan 15 British Museum opens in Montague House, London

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British Museum ticket from 1790
British Museum ticket from 1790
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Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jan 15 Voltaire's satire "Candide" is published anonymously in five editions in five countries to scandalous acclaim (estimated date)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire