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1764Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1764 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 24
Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire 
Feb 15
St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue 
Feb 21
John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women" 
Apr 3
Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II 
May 5
Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls 
Jul 23
James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation 
Oct 15
Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 
Nov 9
Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet. 
Nov 16
Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac 
Nov 26
France bans Jesuit enorde 
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