January 26 - Stanislaus I
of Poland abdicates his throne.
February 12 - Francis I
, Holy Roman Emperor weds Maria Theresa,
mother of Marie Antoinette.
May 8 - Marriage of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.
May 26 - Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw Native Americans defeat French troops.
A French expedition led by Pierre Louis Maupertuis
is sent by King Louis XV
Lapland to measure the length of a degree of the meridian, and proves that the Earth
is flattened at the poles.
Real Arissona, namesake of the U.S. state Arizona is founded in what is now that state.Isaac Newton
Publishes his Method of Fluxions.Thomas Bayes
publishes a defense of Isaac Newton's calculus.Leonhard Euler
solves the mathematical problem known as theseven bridges of Königsberg.Anna I
Empress of Russia, attacks Turkey.Frederick
, Prince of Wales weds Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.
Neustrelitz Becomes the capital of Mecklinberg - Sterlitz.
Genbun era begins in Japan.Duke of Argyll
becomes the first Field Marshal of great britan.
Bushehr is founded in Persia.British Witchcraft Act
is reformed, eliminating capital punishment for Witches, and
instituting fines and jail time for claiming to be a witch or sorcerer.
First recorded use of a Bathing machine.Births
January 19 - James Watt
, builder of steam engines.
January 29 - Joseph Louis Lagrange
February 3 - Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
February 29 - Ann Lee
, Shaker leader.
May 29 - Patrick Henry
, American patriot.
June 7 - Fermín Lasuén
Spanish missionary to America.
June 14 - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
June 21 - Enoch Poor Brigadier General in the Continental Army.
June 25 - John Horne Tooke
English politician and philologist.
September 10 - Carter Braxton
Signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
as a representative of Virginia.
September 15 - Jean Sylvain Bailly
October 27 - James Macpherson
Scottish poet.Arthur St. Clair
(b. sometime between 1734 & 1736) 9th President of the United States
under the Articles of Confederation.Edward Waring
British mathematician.Juan Bautista de Anza
Governor of the Spanish Province of New Mexico.Antonio de León y Gama
called "the first mexican archeologist".Pierre le Pelley I
Seigneur of Sark.John Francis Edward
Acton Prime minister of Naples.Alexander Runciman
Scottish painter.Daniel Morgan
American pioneer, soldier, and Congressman from Virginia.
He was a Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.Deaths
March 16 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
April 24 - Eugene of Savoy
Noted French general.
September 16 - Gabriel Fahrenheit
, inventor.Ahmed III
sultan of the Ottoman Empire.Johann Albert Fabricius
German scholar and bibliographer.James Stanley
, 10th Earl of Derby.To my Homepage