Historical Events for Year 1765
Events 1 - 15 of 15
Jan 11th - Frisia bans Voltaires "Traité sur la tolérance"
Jan 16th - Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
Mar 9th - After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.
Mar 22nd - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
Mar 24th - Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
May 3rd - 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia
May 7th - HMS Victory (Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later) launched
May 18th - Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
French Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire May 29th - Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
Aug 14th - Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
Sep 21st - Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.
Oct 7th - Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY
Oct 19th - Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties
Nov 1st - Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
Nov 23rd - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax