Historical Events for Year 1759

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Jan 11th - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
Jan 15th - British Museum opens in Montague House, London
Feb 28th - Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
Mar 13th - 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
Apr 8th - British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
Apr 13th - French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
Apr 20th - George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London
May 1st - British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
May 31st - The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
Jun 27th - General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
Jul 25th - British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe Jul 26th - French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
Aug 1st - Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
Aug 10th - Carlos III becomes king of Spain
Aug 12th - Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
Aug 18th - -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
Sep 12th - British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
Sep 13th - British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
Sep 14th - Austrian troops occupy Dresden
Sep 18th - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
Oct 31st - Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
Nov 20th - -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
Nov 21st - Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
Nov 24th - Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
Dec 13th - First music store in America opens (Phila)

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