January 28 – Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity.
May 14 – The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is founded in Scotland.
May 28 – French and Indian War: Battle of Jumonville Glen – The war begins when George Washington, 22, leads a company of militia from the Colony of Virginia, in an ambush on a force of 35 French Canadians.
July 3 – French and Indian War – Battle of Fort Necessity: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.
July 17 – Classes begin at Columbia University, founded on October 31 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of Great Britain.
August 19 – Lieutenant Colonel George Washington is forced to confront his first mutiny as 25 members of his Virginia militia refuse to obey orders from their officers.
(omitting the French and Indian War which dominated the headlines)
March 12 – A steam engine is used in the American colonies for the first time as New Jersey copper mine owner Arent Schuyler installs a Newcomen atmospheric engine to pump water out of a mineshaft.
April 15 – A Dictionary of the English Language is published by Samuel Johnson (he had begun the work nine years earlier, in 1746).
June 5 - Scottish chemist Joseph Black describes his discovery of carbon dioxide (fixed air) and magnesium, in a paper to the Medical Society of Edinburgh. The paper is published in 1756 with the title Experiments upon Magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other alkaline Substances.
November 1 – More than 40,000 people are killed by the 8.5 magnitude 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The tremor begins at 9:40 in the morning local time off of the Atlantic coast of Portugal and sends a tsunami that strikes the coasts of Portugal, Spain and Morocco.
you may be interested to know 1824 was a leap year and also the year of the monkey in the Chinese calendar. and you also may be interested to know the 'wild west' as you think of it is typically associated with the period between the late 1860s (after the US Civil War) to 1890.
your calories are a generation or two away.
March 11 – The United States War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
April 9 – The first permanent settlers arrive to construct the new city of Tallahassee, Florida, selected to be the capital of the Florida Territory newly acquired from the Kingdom of Spain; the area was selected because it is roughly equidistant from the territory's main cities, Pensacola and St. Augustine.
May 7 – Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (the "Choral") premieres at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna. The deaf composer has to be turned around on the stage, to witness the enthusiastic audience reaction.
November 5 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first technological university in the English-speaking world, is founded in Troy, New York.
December 3 – U.S. presidential election, 1824: None of the four candidates for U.S. president gain a majority of the electoral votes, so the election is thrown into the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Montparnasse Cemetery is established in Paris, France.
The name Australia, recommended by Matthew Flinders in 1804, is finally adopted as the official name of the country once known as New Holland.
The Fort Vancouver trading post is established on the lower Columbia River by the Hudson's Bay Company
1758 cal…I was thinking it might have been a bit early for the Wild West
still some interesting history. the Seven Year's War, related to and predated by the French and Indian War, was happening during this period. considered by some to be the first global conflict (between the British Empire and France) started in the colonies but carried over to other parts of the world a few years after. France was outnumbered by the British in the colonies, so they enlisted the help of local native communities, hence French & Indian War.
in other non-Seven Year's War news:
January 1 – Swedish biologist Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) publishes in Stockholm the first volume (Animalia) of the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, the starting point of modern zoological nomenclature, introducing binomial nomenclature for animals to his established system of Linnaean taxonomy. Among the first examples of his system of identifying an organism by genus and then species, Linnaeus identifies the lamprey with the name Petromyzon marinus. He introduces the term **** sapiens. (Date of January 1 assigned retrospectively.)
March 30 – The first patent for a one-piece pencil with eraser is issued to American inventor J. Rechendorf of New York City.
December 25 – Halley's Comet appears for the first time, after Halley's identification of it.
Okadaya (岡田屋), predecessor of AEON, a multiple retailer group, founded in Yokkaichi, Japan.
let this one sink in for a bit...AEON can trace their history back over 263 years.
2813 cal Out of town, dieting will be tougher, but will try to stay tough too
DD Form 2813 is the Department of Defense Active Duty/Reserve/Guard/Civilian Forces Dental Examination form used for gathering dental information on service members about to spend an extended period of time away without of access to dental services.