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1752Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment

1752George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

1752 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 3
East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed 
Jan 15
Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism 
Feb 3
Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills 
Mar 23
Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later 
May 10
Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his his kite-flying experiment 
May 11
1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia) 
Jun 3
Moscow houses & churches destroyed by fire 
Jun 5
Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter 
Jun 6
3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed 
Jun 9
French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India 
Sep 1
Liberty Bell arrives in Phila 
Sep 2
Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th) 
Sep 3
Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives 
Sep 14
Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th) 
Oct 18
Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village" 
Nov 3
George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation 
Nov 11
Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna 
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