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1759George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

1759General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1759 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia 
Jan 15
British Museum opens in Montague House, London 
Feb 28
Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages 
Mar 13
27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
Apr 8
British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India 
Apr 13
French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen 
Apr 20
George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London 
May 1
British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France 
May 31
The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions. 
Jun 27
General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec. 
Jul 25
British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War) 
Jul 26
French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY 
Aug 1
Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France 
Aug 10
Carlos III becomes king of Spain 
Aug 12
Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians 
Aug 18
-19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France 
Sep 12
British soldiers capture the town of Quebec. 
Sep 13
British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec) 
Sep 14
Austrian troops occupy Dresden 
Sep 18
Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City 
Oct 31
Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred 
Nov 20
-22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French 
Nov 21
Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians 
Nov 24
Destructive eruption of Vesuvius 
Dec 13
1st music store in America opens (Phila) 
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