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1758George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

1758The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

1758 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae. 
Jan 11
Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22] 
Jan 22
Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11] 
Apr 17
Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems 
May 21
Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War. 
Jun 23
Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany. 
Jun 30
Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place. 
Jul 8
British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY 
Jul 24
George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess 
Jul 25
Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken. 
Jul 26
British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg 
Aug 8
British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg 
Aug 14
Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed 
Aug 29
New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation 
Sep 11
Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War. 
Sep 12
French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue 
Oct 14
Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia 
Nov 25
Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French 
Dec 25
Return of Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch 
Dec 31
British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal 
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