Zie: Wikipedia.
Gebeurtenissen:
Guinness voor het eerst gebrouwen in Dublin.
1 Augstus Slag bij Minden - Ferdinand, zoon van de hertog van Brunswijk, verslaat
de Fransen.
Na 1000 jaar verovert het China van de Mantsjoe's opnieuw Oost-Turkestan (Xinjiang).
Het blijkt echter moeilijk de provincie te pacificeren.

Geboren:
2 Januari - Isabella Cornelia van den Houte.
16 September - Andries van den Houten.

Gedoopt:
9 December - Krijn van der Schelde.

Overleden:
14 April - Georg Friedrich Händel, Duits/Engels componist en dirigent.


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Events:
January 11 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company
is incorporated.
January 15 - The British Museum opens.
April 13 - a French army defeats Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick at Brunswick.
June 27 - British Troops under Jeffrey Amherst take Fort Ticonderoga.
July 25 - Seven Years' War (French and Indian War): In Canada, British forces capture
Fort Niagara from French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.
Ferdinand VI of Spain is succeeded by his half-brother Carlos III of Spain
September 13 - Seven Years' War (French and Indian War): French Canada falls to
British forces following General Wolfe's victory in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
outside Quebec. Both the French Commander (the Marquis de Montcalm) and the
British General James Wolfe are fatally wounded.
George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
Adam Smith publishes Theory of Moral Sentiments, embodying some of his
Glasgow lectures.
Publication of Voltaire's Candide.

Births:
January 2 - Isabella Cornelia van den Houte.
January 25 - Robert Burns, poet.
February 15 - Friedrich August Wolf, philologist and archaeologist (+ 1824).
May 20 - William Thornton, original architect of the United States Capitol.
May 28 - William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (+ 1806).
September 16 - Andries van den Houten.

Baptized:
December 9 - Krijn van der Schelde.

Deaths:
April 14 - George Friderich Handel, composer.
August 10 - Ferdinand VI of Spain.
September 13 - General James Wolfe.
September 14 - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French General.


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