July 8 - French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against British
at Ticonderoga, New York.
July 25 - French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is
silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
November 25 - French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne
from French control.
December 25 - Halley's Comet
First European settlement in what is now Erie County by the French at the mouth
of Buffalo Creek.Pope Clement XIII
ascends to papacy.Rudjer Boscovich
publishes his atomic theory in Theoria philosophiae naturalis
redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium.Births
February 19 - Dirk van den Houten
April 28 - James Monroe
, later 5th President of the United States.
May 6 - Maximilian Robespierre
, French revolutionary.
June 28 - Leentje or Leuntje Blok
September 29 - Horatio Nelson
, British admiral.
October 16 - Noah Webster
, American lexicographer.Charles d'Abancourt
, french statesman.
of Japan.Kamehameha I
, King of Hawaii.Baptized
April 10 - Lena Vreeswijk
October 15 - Krijna van der Schelde
May 3 - Pope Benedict XIV
December 5 - Johann Friedrich Fasch
, composer.To my Homepage