1758 in History
January 22 Russian troops occupy Konigsberg, East Prussia
March 27 Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
April 17 Francis Williams, 1st U.S. black college graduate, publishes poems
July 8 English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, New York
July 24 George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
July 26 British battle fleet under General James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg
August 8 British troops occupy and plunder Cherbourg
August 25 Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed
August 29 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
September 12 Charles Messier observes Crab Nebula and begins catalog
October 14 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
November 25 Britain capture Ft. Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French
December 25 Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return
December 31 British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal