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What major event happened in 1751?
July 31 – Fire destroys 1,000 houses in Stockholm. August 13 – The Academy and College of Philadelphia, predecessor to the private University of Pennsylvania, opens its doors, with Benjamin Franklin as president. September 13 – Kalvária Banská Štiavnica in the Kingdom of Hungary is completed.
What was going on in 1751 in America?
1751 – The Currency Act is passed by the English Parliament, banning the issuing of paper money by the New England colonies. 1752 – The first general hospital is founded, in Philadelphia. 1753 – Benjamin Franklin and William Hunter are appointed as postmasters general for the American colonies.
What important events happened in 1723?
May 27 – The Black Act 1723, intended to combat illegal hunting in Great Britain, comes into force and expands the number of crimes that are punishable by death, and remains in effect for 100 years. June 26 – Russo-Persian War: Baku surrenders to the Russians.
What happened in the year 1753?
May 22 – The Jewish Naturalisation Act 1753 passes the House of Commons and later receives royal assent from King George II. King George II adjourns Parliament the next day; the act comes into effect on March 25, 1754. June 7 – The British Museum is established in London, by Act of Parliament.
How many days was 1751?
Its introduction was not straightforward. It meant that the year 1751 was a short year, lasting just 282 days from 25th March (New Year in the Julian calendar) to 31st December. The year 1752 then began on 1 January.
What happen in 1820?
March 3 & 6 – Slavery in the United States: The Missouri Compromise becomes law. March 15 – Maine is admitted as the 23rd U.S. state (see History of Maine). April 24 – The Land Act of 1820 reduces the price of land in the Northwest Territory and Missouri Territory encouraging Americans to settle in the west.
What happen in 1700?
1700–1721: Great Northern War between the Russian and Swedish Empires. 1701: Kingdom of Prussia declared under King Frederick I. 1701–1714: The War of the Spanish Succession is fought, involving most of continental Europe. 1704: First Javanese War of Succession.
What happened in the year 1722?
July 25 – Father Rale’s War (1722–25) begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border. July 26 (July 15 O.S.) – The Russo-Persian War (1722–1723) begins with Peter the Great’s Persian campaign.
What happened in the year 1728?
October–December. October 20–23 – The Copenhagen Fire of 1728 (the largest in the Danish city’s history) burns. November 25– In India, the Maratha Empire’s army invades the Mughal Empire’s Malwa province, crossing the Narmada River.
What was invented in 1753?
Invention: The lightning rod (circa 1753). They became very popular, and even King George III had one installed at his palace.
What was happening in 1755?
Lisbon earthquake of 1755, series of earthquakes that occurred on the morning of Nov. 1, 1755, causing serious damage to the port city of Lisbon, Port., and killing an estimated 60,000 people in Lisbon alone. Violent shaking demolished large public buildings and about 12,000 dwellings.
What was the longest year in history?
Julius Caesar added three extra intercalary months to recalibrate the calendar in preparation for his calendar reform, which went into effect in 45 BC. This year therefore had 445 days, and was nicknamed the annus confusionis (“year of confusion”) and serves as the longest recorded calendar year in human history.