1754 in History
January 4 Columbia University founded, as Kings College (New York City)
January 15 Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
March 8 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
March 18 Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
May 9 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
May 28 George Washington defeats French and indians at Ft. Duquesne near Pittsburgh
June 19 Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies and Iroquois indians
July 3 George Washington surrenders to French, Ft. Necessity (7 Years' War)
July 4 George Washington gives Ft. Necessity to France
July 7 Kings College in New York City opens (renamed Columbia College)