Many important events took place in the year 1766 that represent the many changes that will forever hold an impact on the world. Some such events include the election of John Mills as a Fellow of the Royal Society being sponsored by Benjamin Franklin, the seizure of a Dutch East India Company slave ship by Malagasy people taking place, the charter for Queen's College being signed, the introduction of the Freedom of the Press Act in Sweden, the establishment of Christie's auction house in London by James Christie, 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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January 1, 1766
Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes Great Britain's new Stuart claimant as King Charles III.
January 14, 1766
King of Denmark is announced as being Christian VII.
The Beast of Gévaudan or Wolves of Périgord wolf attacks occur in France.
February 13, 1766
Benjamin Franklin sponsors the election of John Mills as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
February 18, 1766
A Dutch East India Company slave ship is seized in the Indian Ocean by Malagasy people who were kept captive in the Meermin slave mutiny.
February 23, 1766
Upon the death of the last Duke of Lorraine, King Stanislaw Leszczynski of Poland, Lorraine becomes French again.
March 5, 1766
The first Spanish governor Antonio de Ulloa of Louisiana arrives in New Orleans.
March 18, 1766
The very unpopular Stamp Act is repealed by the British Parliament during the American Revolution.
November 10, 1766
The Queen's College charter is signed by the last Colonial governor William Franklin of New Jersey.
November 27, 1766
The report of a British Sloop of War is searching and sieving vessels passing Cape Lookout, North Carolina is made to the Pennsylvania Gazette.
November 29, 1766
The return of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Salzburg takes place after the Mozart family grand tour of Europe.
December 2, 1766
Sweden becomes the first country to protect freedom of the press by their Constitution with the introduction of the Freedom of the Press Act.
December 6, 1766
James Christie establishes Christie's auction house in London.