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Date Event
Feb 3
Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily 
Jun 22
King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press 
Jul 11
Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Tsarina Anne 
Jul 17
Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV 
Aug 13
Hunger strike in Rotterdam 
Oct 8
Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia 
Oct 9
Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia 
Oct 17
Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia 
Oct 20
Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia 
Oct 28
Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17] 
Dec 16
Prussian Libya falls to Silezie 
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