May 1 » Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
July 25 » French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.
August 1 » 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.
August 19 » Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.
September 18 » French and Indian War: The Articles of Capitulation of Quebec are signed.
December 31 » Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.
Weather December 23, 1759
The temperature on December 23, 1759 was about 1.0 °C. Weather type: geheel betrokken dampig.
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