Compiled by Sara E. Lewis
From an index to the Virginia Gazette, produced in 1950 by Lester J. Cappon and Stella F. Duff of the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Omohundro Institute) with additional Gloucester (including Kingston Parish) material not captured by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1754 Events from Around the World

In 1754, George Washington and a small force of Virginia militiamen march to the Ohio Country to drive the French from the region. A combined force of French soldiers and their native allies overwhelm Fort Necessity on July 3, 1754, marking the start of the French and Indian War in the New World. (From

On January 4, Columbia University is founded in New York City.