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Date Event
Jan 31
The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. 
Feb 14
Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London 
Apr 17
French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands 
Apr 25
Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand 
May 3
Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht 
May 4
Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel 
May 14
A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre. 
May 16
Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth 
Jul 1
Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army 
Sep 16
French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom 
Oct 25
British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre. 
Nov 7
Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap 
Nov 30
Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women 
Dec 9
England & Netherlands sign military treaty 
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