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- June 12 - French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg - James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
- June 23 - Seven Years War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
- July 8 - French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.
- July 25 - French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
- November 25 - French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control.
- December 25 - Halley's Comet appears
- First European settlement in what is now Erie County by the French at the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
- Pope Clement XIII ascends to papacy
- Rudjer Boscovich publishes his atomic theory in Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium
- April 28 - James Monroe, later 5th President of the United States.
- May 6 - Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary.
- May 17 - John St Aubyn, British fossil collector
- September 29 - Horatio Nelson, British admiral.
- October 16 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer.
- Charles d'Abancourt, french statesman
- Emperor Go-Momozono of Japan
- Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
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