January 11 » The first American life insurance company, the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of the Presbyterian Ministers (now part of Unum Group), is incorporated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 15 » The British Museum opens to the public.
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.
Weather April 8, 1759
The temperature on April 8, 1759 was about 8.0 °C. Wind direction mainly northeast. Weather type: geheel betrokken.
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