1754 in History – What happened in year 1754

In history, year 1754 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1754.

Know what happened in 1754:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 JulyFrench and Indian War-George Washington surrendered Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania, the only military surrender in his entire career.
28 MayFrench and Indian War-Led by 22-year-old George Washington, acompany of colonial militia from Virginia ambushed a force of 35Canadiens in the Battle of Jumonville Glen.
28 January Horace Walpole first coined the word 'serendipity' in a letterhe wrote to a friend, saying that he derived the term from the Persianfairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip.
28 JanuaryHorace Walpole coined the word 'serendipity' in a letter he wrote to a friend, saying that he derived the term from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1754:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberWilliam Cooper / Politician / United States of America
02 February Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord / Politician / France
04 JuneFranz Xaver von Zach / Astronomer / Slovakia
04 JuneMiguel de Azcuénaga / Soldier / Argentina
08 AugustHipólito Ruiz López / Botanist / Spain
09 SeptemberWilliam Bligh / Politician / United Kingdom
11 JulyThomas Bowdler / Physician / United Kingdom
12 MayFranz Anton Hoffmeister / Composer / Germany
15 March Archibald Menzies / Surgeon / Scotland
15 JuneJuan José Elhuyar / Chemist / Spain
16 OctoberMorgan Lewis / Lawyer / United States of America
17 February Nicolas Baudin / Cartographer / France
19 SeptemberJohn Ross Key / Lawyer / United States of America
20 JulyAntoine Destutt de Tracy / Philosopher / France
21 AugustBanastre Tarleton / Politician / United Kingdom
21 AugustWilliam Murdoch / Engineer / Scotland
23 March Jurij Vega / Mathematician / Slovenia
24 January Andrew Ellicott / Soldier / United States of America
24 DecemberGeorge Crabbe / Surgeon / United Kingdom
28 OctoberJohn Laurens / Soldier / United States of America

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