Look what happened the 1759.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated. (11. January 1759)

The British Museum opens. (15. January 1759)

Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain. (1. May 1759)

General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec. (27. June 1759)

French and Indian War: in Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé. (25. July 1759)

Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments. (1. August 1759)

Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France. (19. August 1759)

Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War. (13. September 1759)

Seven Years War: the British capture Quebec City. (18. September 1759)

An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000. (25. November 1759)

Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness. (31. December 1759)

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