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The events that occurred during the year 1747 have been essential to the transformation of the world into what it is today. Some of the most notable events from this year include the opening of the first venereal disease clinic by the London Lock Hospital, the succession of Emperor Momozono as Emperor of Japan, the exploration of Hudson Bay by Captains William Moore and Francis Smith, the defeat of the combined armies of Hanover, Great Britain and the Netherlands by France in the Battle of Lauffeld during the War of the Austrian Succession, the demand of a governmental reform by rioters in Amsterdam, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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The London Lock Hospital opens the first venereal diseases clinic. Read More
A French and Indian allied force led by Captain Nicolas Antoine II Coulon de Villiers defeat British troops at Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia during the King George's War.
Lord Lovat, a Scottish Jacobite, is beheaded by axe for treason on Tower Hill in London.
The British Navy defeats a French fleet in the First battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession.
Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan is succeeded by Emperor Momozono. Read More
Hudson Bay is explored by Captains William Moore and Francis Smith and their English ships.
The combined armies of Hanover, Great Britain and the Netherlands are defeated by France in the Battle of Lauffeld during the War of the Austrian Succession.
Thomas Herring becomes Archbishop of Canterbury. Read More
Loya jirga chooses Ahmad Shah Durrani as the first leader of the Durrani Empire. Read More
A French fleet is defeated by the British Navy in the Second battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession.
A governmental reform is demanded by rioters in Amsterdam. Read More
Stadtholder over all of the United Provinces becomes Prince William IV of Orange. Read More
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