Historical Events for Year 1752

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Jan 3rd - East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed
Jan 15th - Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism
Feb 3rd - Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills
Mar 23rd - Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later
May 10th - Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment
May 11th - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
Jun 3rd - Moscow houses & churches destroyed by fire
Jun 5th - Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter
Jun 6th - 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
Jun 9th - French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
Sep 1st - Liberty Bell arrives in Phila
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Sep 2nd - Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
Sep 3rd - Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
Sep 14th - Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
Oct 18th - Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
Nov 3rd - George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation
Nov 11th - Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna

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