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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1759 AD

January

January 6: George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
January 11: 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
January 15: British Museum opens in Montague House, London
January 16: British Museum opens in London

February

February 28: Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages

March

March 13: 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

April

April 8: British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
April 13: French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen

May

May 1: British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France

July

July 25: British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
July 26: French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY

August

August 1: Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
August 10: Carlos III becomes king of Spain
August 12: Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
August 18: 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France

September

September 13: British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
September 14: Austrian troops occupy Dresden
September 18: Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British

October

October 31: Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred

November

November 20: Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
November 21: Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
November 24: Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

December

December 13: 1st music store in America opens in Philadelphia
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