Historical Events For Year 1755

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January 25, 1755

The establishment of Moscow University takes place. Read More

February 13, 1755

The sultanate of Yogyakarta and the sunanate of Surakarta are created upon the division of the kingdom of Mataram on Java.
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February 20, 1755

Command of the British forces fighting against the French in North America is taken over by General Braddock upon his arrival to Virginia.
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April 2, 1755

Suvarnadurg, a fortress of Tulaji Angre, is captured by an East India Company naval fleet from the Marathas.
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April 15, 1755

Samuel Johnson publishes A Dictionary of the English Language. Read More

July 9, 1755

French and Indian forces ambush and defeat British troops and colonial militiamen in the Braddock Expedition during the French and Indian War.
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July 17, 1755

The Dodington ship wrecks at Port Elizabeth on it's return trip to India and loses a chest of gold coins from Robert Clive.
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July 25, 1755

The Nova Scotia Council meets in Halifax to decide on the deportation of the Acadians. Read More

August 10, 1755

The Bay of Fundy Campaign marks the beginning of the Expulsion of the Acadians. Read More

November 1, 1755

A massive earthquake and tsunami destroys Lisbon, Portugal killing 60,000–90,000 people.
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November 18, 1755

Cape Ann, Massachusetts experiences an earthquake that causes extensive damage. Read More

November 25, 1755

The Religious of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines is granted royal protection by the Spanish King Ferdinand IV.
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December 2, 1755

A fire destroys the second Eddystone Lighthouse off the coast of England. Read More