January 11 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company
January 15 - The British Museum
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
Publication of Voltaire's Candide.Births
January 2 - Isabella Cornelia van den Houte
January 25 - Robert Burns
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
December 9 - Krijn van der Schelde
April 14 - George Friderich Handel
August 10 - Ferdinand VI
September 13 - General James Wolfe
September 14 - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm
, French General.To my Homepage