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    Wars, lots of them

    Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
    Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
    Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
    Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
    Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
    7 Year's War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.
  • Learning

    Jupiter Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"
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    Wars, even more of them

    Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
    The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
    British fleet occupies Belle Britain Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg.
  • Ahhh learning

    Ahhh learning
    Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
  • And so begins the campaign

    And so begins the campaign
    French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform
  • Tower Heist

    Tower Heist
    London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower for helping write 'North Briton'
  • tolerance

    Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)
  • PORN!1!one!!

    John Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women" which was a pornographic parody of Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man"
  • inspirational

    Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Who's angry?

    Who's angry?
    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.

    Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
  • The embers burn still, just slower

    The embers burn still, just slower
    The Stamp Act is repealed to the joy of the colonists, but not quelling the angry colonies so quickly
  • Literature

    Society of the Dutch Literary forms, this provides open knowledge about the various dialect and language groups in many areas of Europe
  • Drama time

    Drama time
    Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers. Far less repetition of text within an aria than others of its time and with more melodic and flowing lines. It had many similarities to a Greek drama than an opera.
  • Reading

    Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date). This company is still in business today
  • Mason-Dixon

    Boundary between MD & PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon. After some viscious political fights the line was chosen and the final 'slave or safe' line was made.
  • Music to my ears

    Music to my ears
    Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song.

    1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
  • More Porn

    More Porn
    Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
  • Inventions

    John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (US). This allowed the to put in smaller areas and later a 'player piano' option was added. commonly bought if there is little room to store the instrument.