February 11 - Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, is opened.
September 14 - The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, making it necessary
to skip eleven days (September 2 being followed directly by September 14 this year).Adam Smith
at the University of Glasgow transfers to professor of moral philosophy.
English Scientist Lord John Davies
first observes what is later recognised as respiratory collapse.Births
January 1 - Betsy Ross
, American entrepreneur (died 1836).
January 31 - Gouverneur Morris
, American diplomat and politician (died 1815).
February 25 - John Graves Simcoe
, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (died 1806).
May 11 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
, German anthropologist (died 1840).
June 13 - Fanny Burney
, English novelist and diarist (died 1840).
July 7 - Joseph Marie Jacquard
, French inventor (died 1834).
September 18 - Adrien-Marie Legendre
, French mathematician (died 1833).
November 1 - Dingeman Jacobse Quant
November 20 - Thomas Chatterton
, English poet (died 1770).John Nash
, English architect (died 1835).Humphry Repton
, English garden designer (died 1818).Philip Freneau
, American poet (died 1832).Deaths
June 16 - Giulio Alberoni
, Spanish cardinal (born 1664).
June 16 - Joseph Butler
, English priest and theologian (born 1692).Gabriel Cramer
, Swiss mathematician (born 1704).Jacopo Amigoni
, Italian painter (born 1675).Michael Festing
, English violinist and composer (born 1680).Jean Francois de Troy
, French painter (born 1679).Johann Christoph Pepusch
, German composer (born 1667).Francis Blomefield
, English topographer (born 1705).To my Homepage