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|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
|Decades:||1720s 1730s 1740s – 1750s – 1760s 1770s 1780s|
|Years:||1752 1753 1754 – 1755 – 1756 1757 1758|
- January 25 – Moscow University established.
- February 20 – General Braddock lands in Virginia to take command of the English forces against the French in North America
- April 15 – A Dictionary of the English Language is published by Samuel Johnson; he had begun the work in 1746
- July 9 – French and Indian War: Braddock Expedition – British troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat inflicted by French and Indian forces. During the battle, British General Edward Braddock is mortally wounded. Colonel George Washington survives.
- November 1 – 1755 Lisbon earthquake: In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing 60,000 – 90,000 people.
- November 18 – An earthquake occurs in the vicinity of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, causing extensive damage.
- December 2 – The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.
- Great Expulsion of the Acadians.
- The sultanate of Mataram on Java is divided in two, creating the sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta.
the acadians were forced to leave their home because of the treaty of uresty between the French and the British
- Wolsey the clothes manufacturer was established in Leicester; the business celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2005.
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