1755 in History
January 12 Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
February 13 Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
March 12 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
March 17 Transylvania Land Co. buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
April 26 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)
June 14 1e edition of Dr. Johnsons "Dictionary"
June 16 British capture Fort Beausejour, expel Acadians
June 29 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
June 30 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
July 9 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
July 9 British General E. Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War
July 15 French ambassador recalled from London
September 8 Battle at Lake George: English army beats France
September 18 Ft. Ticonderoga, New York opens
September 19 England and Russia sign military agreement
November 1 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
November 14 Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State
November 18 Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
November 20 English minister William Pitt Sr resigns