March 20 - Nadir Shah
occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city stealing the
jewels of the Peacock Throne.
September 9 - Stono Rebellion
September 18 - Treaty of Belgrade signed.
October 8 - Treaty of Nissa signed.
October 23 - Great Britain declares war on Spain. This becomes known
as the War of Jenkins' Ear.
November 21 - The British capture the South American silver exporting
town of Porto Bello from the Spanish.Births
July 26 - George Clinton
, American soldier and politician (died 1812).
November 20 - Jean-François de la Harpe
, French critic (died 1803).Charles François Dumouriez
, French general (died 1823).Johann Augustus Eberhard
, German theologian and philosopher (died 1809).Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
, founder of a family of entrepreneurs (died 1817).Deaths
April 7 - Dick Turpin
, highwayman (hanged).Interred
December 15 - Maria (Mayken) van den Houte
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