Historical Events For Year 1765

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January 23, 1765

Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II and Princess Maria Josepha of Bavaria marry in Vienna. Read More

March 9, 1765

Jean Calas is posthumously exonerated of murdering his son by judges in Paris after already having been tortured and executed in 1762.
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March 22, 1765

The Stamp Act imposing the first tax directly levied on the American colonies by Great Britain is passed by the Parliament of Great Britain.
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March 24, 1765

The thirteen American colonies are required to house British troops upon the passing of the Quartering Act by Great Britain.
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May 18, 1765

One quarter of the town of Montreal, Quebec is destroyed by a fire. Read More

June 21, 1765

The Isle of Man Purchase Act brings the Isle of Man under British control. Read More

August 9, 1765

A new way to produce vodka by freezing is authorized by a decree issued by Russian Empress Catherine II.
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August 12, 1765

The political and constitutional involvement in India and the beginning of Company rule is marked by the signing of the Treaty of Allahabad.
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August 14, 1765

The home of official Andrew Oliver is attacked by Bostonians protesting the Stamp Act. Read More

August 18, 1765

The Holy Roman Emperor is announced as being Josef II. Read More

August 26, 1765

The home of Thomas Hutchinson, a lieutenant governor, is destroyed by Bostonians protesting the Stamp Act.
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September 6, 1765

A mob stones the house of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's house in Switzerland. Read More

September 21, 1765

An announcement is made by Francois Antoine claiming to have killed the Beast of Gevaudan.
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October 17, 1765

The announcement that the resignation of the Distributor of Stamps for the Royal Colony of North Carolina in protest of the Stamp Act is made by the Pennsylvania Gazette.
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November 1, 1765

The thirteen American colonies experiences the Stamp Act coming into effect. Read More

December 12, 1765

The announcement that the resignation of the newly appointed Distributor of Stamps for North Carolina in protest of the Stamp Act is made by the Pennsylvania Gazette.
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