April 15 - - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel
November 13 - Ratification of the Treaty of Vienna.
The excavation of Herculaneum, a Roman city buried by Vesuvius in AD 79, begins.John and Charles Wesley
form the Methodist Society, on their return to England.
Stanislas receives Lorraine in exchange for renouncing the Polish throne.Pierre Louis Maupertuis
publishes Sur la figure de la terre, which 'confirms Newton's
view that the earth is a spheroid slightly flattened at the poles'.Franz Ketterer
invents the cuckoo clock.Jacques de Vaucanson
presents the world's first automaton, The Flute Player, to the
French Academy of Sciences.Births
January 21 - Ethan Allen
, American patriot leader.
February 2 - Jan van den Houten
May 27 - Nathaniel Gorham
, American politican (+1796).
June 4 - King George III
of the United Kingdom.Arthur Phillip
, first governor of New South Wales, Australia.Baptized
January 1 - Martina van den Houten
April 19 - Petrus van Vletingen
June 14 - Adrianus van Ginneken
December 8 - Lena Roodzand
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