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 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.
November 25 » An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
Weather September 2, 1759
The temperature on September 2, 1759 was about 16.0 °C. There was 264 mm of rainWind direction mainly west by south. Weather type: regen.
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