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Years: 1750 1751 1752 1753 1754 1755 1756 1757 1758 1759
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This is a list of events occurring in the 1750s, ordered by year.

1750[edit]

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1751[edit]

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1752[edit]

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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

1753[edit]

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Species Plantarum.

July–December[edit]

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1754[edit]

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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.

1755[edit]

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November 1: Lisbon earthquake

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1756[edit]

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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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1757[edit]

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1758[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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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.

1759[edit]

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July–December[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Clear, Todd R.; Cole, George F.; Resig, Michael D. (2006). American Corrections (7th ed.). Thompson. 
  3. ^ a b c d Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 314–315. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  4. ^ Semple, Clare (2006). A Silver Legend: the story of the Maria Theresa Thaler. Manchester: Barzan Publishing. ISBN 0-9549701-0-1. 
  5. ^ William Walter Hening. "Hening's Statutes at Large". Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Historia del Municipio de Melchor de Mencos, Petén.
  7. ^ Revista D – PrensaLibre.com
  8. ^ "The Battle of the Monongahela". World Digital Library. 1755. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  9. ^ "Sailing Ship Dodington (history)". Dodington Family. 2002. Archived from Ship-Notes the original on 2005-01-14. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tynet, St Ninian's Church". ScotlandsPlaces. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  11. ^ Published 1756.
  12. ^ "History". Marine Society. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  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... 
  14. ^ Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 114. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9. 
  15. ^ Nguyen The Anh (1989). "Le Nam tien dans les textes Vietnamiens". In Lafont, P. B. (ed). Les frontieres du Vietnam. Paris: Edition l’Harmattan. 
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  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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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:44:32 -0700

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Religion & Politics

Religion & Politics
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:48:45 -0700

In what is often called “Le Grand Dérangement,” beginning in the 1750s, the English authorities in Canada expelled the Acadians from their homes. The English, then engaged in the Seven Years' War with the French, believed that these French-speaking ...

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:36:24 -0700

Gray was a formidable classical scholar whose restless intellect was increasingly drawn, during the 1750s, towards researching the histories and poetries of northern Europe. He didn't learn Welsh, but his biographer, RW Ketton-Cremer, observes that ...

Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh Evening News
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:41:15 -0700

Imagine a group in a 1750s building dancing to music.” The best place to see the extravaganza will be in Princes Street Gardens but people will also be able to watch the display from all over the city. Traditionally, spectators gather to watch the ...

Patch.com

Patch.com
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:03:45 -0700

John Simpson, Grant's great-grandfather, was an immigrant from Ireland in the 1750s. He met and married a girl from New Britain Township, Hannah Roberts, shortly after he arrived. More from Hatboro-Horsham Patch. Sidewalks, Nail Salons, And What ...

News & Star

News & Star
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Rob Yuill, a former rifleman who is now a civil servant with the MOD and stood as compere, told the News & Star: “It's a complete walk through history, starting in the 1750s going right up to World War One, in 1915, which is a significant date as that ...

The Independent

The Independent
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:06:01 -0700

Invented in the 1750s by the Quaker Benjamin Beale, it was a kind of concertina canvas tent which could be pulled down at one end of the machine to ensure that, as one 1776 guidebook put it: “bathing [is] consistent with the strictest delicacy”. Mr ...
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