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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1752 AD


January 3: East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed
January 15: Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism


February 3: Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills
February 11: Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the U.S., opened


March 23: Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later


May 10: Benjamin Franklins 1st tests the lightning rod
May 11: 1st U.S. fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)


June 3: Moscow houses and churchs destroyed by fire
June 5: Prince Willem van Orange becomes Knight of Garter
June 6: 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
June 9: French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly India
June 10: Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
June 15: Ben Franklin's performs his kite-flying experiment


September 1: Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia
September 2: Last day of Julian calendar in Britain, British colonies
September 2: Last Julian calender day in U.S. and England (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
September 3: This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
September 3: U.S. adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Sept 14)
September 14: U.S. and England adopts Gregorian calender (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)


October 18: Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"


November 3: Georg Friedrich Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation
November 11: Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
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