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1755English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1755John Adams graduates Harvard

1755 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 12
Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University 
Jan 25
Moscow University established on Tatiana Day. 
Feb 13
Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java 
Mar 12
1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine 
Mar 17
Transylvania Land Company buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief 
Apr 2
Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India. 
Apr 15
Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London. 
Apr 26
1st Russian university opens (Moscow) 
Jun 16
British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians 
Jun 29
515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic 
Jun 30
Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants 
Jul 9
Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British 
Jul 9
British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War 
Jul 15
French ambassador recalled from London 
Jul 16
John Adams graduates Harvard 
Sep 8
Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French 
Sep 18
Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens 
Sep 19
Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement 
Nov 1
Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 
Nov 14
Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department' 
Nov 18
Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report 
Nov 20
English minister William Pitt Sr resigns 
Nov 25
King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection. 
Dec 2
The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire. 
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