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1736French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

1736George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres

1736 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 26
Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne. 
Feb 5
Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia 
Feb 19
George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres 
Apr 20
French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier 
May 26
Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French 
Dec 3
Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere 
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