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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1755 Events from Around the World

First Russian university established.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language published.

French military begin building Fort Ticonderoga.

Cape Ann Earthquake rocks Boston.

British General Edward Braddock, commander in chief of British forces in America, arrives at Hampton Roads, Virginia, with two regiments of regulars.