March 5 » Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
March 18 » American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
May 22 » A large earthquake causes heavy damage and loss of life in Istanbul and the Marmara region.
July 1 » François-Jean de la Barre, a young French nobleman, is tortured and beheaded before his body is burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in Abbeville, France.
November 10 » The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
December 5 » In London, auctioneer James Christie holds his first sale.
Weather April 20, 1766
The temperature on April 20, 1766 was about 10.0 °C. There was 26 mm of rainWind direction mainly south by west. Weather type: regen.
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