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1765After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.

1765 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Frisia bans Voltaires "Traité sur la tolérance" 
Jan 16
Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major) 
Mar 9
After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide. 
Mar 22
Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists 
Mar 24
Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers 
May 3
1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia 
May 7
HMS Victory (Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later) launched 
May 18
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec. 
May 29
Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!" 
Aug 14
Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree) 
Sep 21
Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks. 
Oct 7
Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY 
Oct 19
Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties 
Nov 1
Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies 
Nov 23
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax 
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