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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1766 AD


February 11: Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
February 14: Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels


March 5: Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French
March 8: Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
March 17: Britain repeals Stamp Act
March 18: Britain repeals the Stamp Act


April 8: 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley and chain


May 9: John Byron back in England after trip around the world


July 9: English premier Rockingham resigns
July 18: Society of the Dutch Literary forms


November 25: Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings


December 5: London auctioneers Christie's hold their 1st sale
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