1759 in History
January 6 George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
January 11 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
January 15 British Museum opens in Montague House, London
January 16 British Museum opens in London
February 28 Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
March 13 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
April 8 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
April 13 French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
May 1 British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France
July 25 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
July 26 French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
August 1 Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
August 10 Carlos III becomes king of Spain
August 12 Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
August 18 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
September 13 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
September 14 Austrian troops occupy Dresden
September 18 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
October 31 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
November 20 Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
November 21 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
November 24 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
December 13 1st music store in America opens in Philadelphia