1759 events in history

Jan 11 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated
Jan 15 The British Museum opens
May 1 Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain
Jun 27 General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec
Jul 25 French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé
Aug 1 Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments
Aug 19 Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France
Sep 13 Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War
Sep 18 Seven Years' War: The British capture Quebec City
Nov 25 An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000
Dec 31 Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness