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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1758 AD

January

January 22: Russian troops occupy Konigsberg, East Prussia

March

March 27: Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine

April

April 17: Francis Williams, 1st U.S. black college graduate, publishes poems

July

July 8: English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, New York
July 24: George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
July 26: British battle fleet under General James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

August

August 8: British troops occupy and plunder Cherbourg
August 14: Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russia, 1000s killed
August 25: Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed
August 29: New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation

September

September 12: Charles Messier observes Crab Nebula and begins catalog

October

October 14: Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

November

November 25: Britain capture Ft. Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French

December

December 25: Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return
December 31: British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal
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