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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1720s 1730s 1740s1750s1760s 1770s 1780s
Years: 1750 1751 1752 1753 1754 1755 1756 1757 1758 1759
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture

This is a list of events occurring in the 1750s, ordered by year.




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  • Adam Smith transfers to professor of moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
  • English scientist Lord John Davies first observes what is later recognised as respiratory collapse



Species Plantarum.


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  • Surveyor William Churton lays out what will become the county seat of Orange County, North Carolina. The town is named Corbin Town for Francis Corbin, a member of the North Carolina governor's council. Corbin Town is renamed Childsburgh in 1759 and finally Hillsborough in 1766.




November 1: Lisbon earthquake

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July 30: In Russia, Empress Elizabeth at the porch of the newly built Catherine Palace, painting (1905) by Eugene Lanceray (in Tretyakov Gallery).

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  • First European settlement in what is now Erie County by the French at the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
  • Rudjer Boscovich publishes his atomic theory in Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium.
  • Fire destroys part of Oslo, then called Christiania.
  • Carl Linnaeus publishes the first volume (Animalia) of the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point of modern zoological nomenclature.
  • The first Isakov family member (Trifun Isakov) is mentioned in Melenci.
  • Marquis Gabriel de Lernay, a French officer captured during the Seven Years' War, establishes a military lodge in Berlin with the help of Baron de Printzen, master of The Three Globes Lodge at Berlin, and Philipp Samuel Rosa, a disgraced former pastor.




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  10. ^ "Tynet, St Ninian's Church". ScotlandsPlaces. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  11. ^ Published 1756.
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  13. ^ "Danish Business Delegation to Turkey" (PDF). Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 11 December 2010. Trade between our two countries can be dated centuries back. In 1756 Denmark and The Ottoman Empire signed a treaty on commerce and friendship, which paved the way for closer ties both human and commercial between our two people... 
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  17. ^ "Eddystone Lighthouse". Trinity House. Archived from the original on 9 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-06. 
  18. ^ Royal Observatory Greenwich souvenir guide. 2012. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-1-906367-51-0. the first precision watch and considered by many today as the most important timekeeper ever. 
  19. ^ "Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". World Heritage. UNESCO. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:03:03 -0700

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:07:30 -0700

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:10:36 -0700

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:22:30 -0700

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:30:00 -0700

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