January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital.
April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat
was beheaded on Tower Hill, London,
for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain.
May 3 - Battle of Cape Finisterre in the War of the Austrian Succession.
July 2 - Battle of Lawfeld.Emperor Momozono
ascends to the throne of Japan, succeeding Emperor Sakuramachi.
Kandahar taken from Nadir Shah by Ahmad Shah Durrani, and becomes the first capital
of the newly-independent Afghanistan.Thomas Herring
appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.James Lind
discovers that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.
Wearing of the kilt banned in Scotland by the Dress Act.Samuel Johnson
begins work on A Dictionary of the English Language.Births
January 26 - Samuel Parr
, English schoolmaster (died 1825).
January 29 - Jannetje van den Houten
May 5 - Leopold II
, Holy Roman Emperor (died 1792).
July 6 - John Paul Jones
, American naval captain (died 1792).
October 8 - Jean-François Rewbell
, French politician.
December 22 - Abraham Jacob 's Graeuwen
.Johann Elert Bode
, German astronomer (died 1826).François Tourte
, French musical instrument maker (died 1835).Anna Seward
, English writer (died 1809).Baptized
November 26 - Cornelia Abramse van den Houten
March 16 - Christian Augustus
of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia.
April 9 - Simon Fraser
, Lord Lovat (born c.1667).
October 10 - John Potter
, Archbishop of Canterbury (born c.1674)
Nadir Shah, Persian leader.Andrei Osterman
, Russian statesman.Barthold Heinrich Brockes
, German poet.Alain-René Le Sage
, French novelist and playwright (born 1668).To my Homepage