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January 25, 1755
The establishment of Moscow University takes place.
February 13, 1755
The sultanate of Yogyakarta and the sunanate of Surakarta are created upon the division of the kingdom of Mataram on Java.
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.
April 2, 1755
Suvarnadurg, a fortress of Tulaji Angre, is captured by an East India Company naval fleet from the Marathas.
April 15, 1755
Samuel Johnson publishes A Dictionary of the English Language.
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.
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.
July 25, 1755
The Nova Scotia Council meets in Halifax to decide on the deportation of the Acadians.
August 10, 1755
The Bay of Fundy Campaign marks the beginning of the Expulsion of the Acadians.
November 1, 1755
A massive earthquake and tsunami destroys Lisbon, Portugal killing 60,000–90,000 people.
November 18, 1755
Cape Ann, Massachusetts experiences an earthquake that causes extensive damage.
November 25, 1755
The Religious of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines is granted royal protection by the Spanish King Ferdinand IV.
December 2, 1755
A fire destroys the second Eddystone Lighthouse off the coast of England.