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July 6, 2022

Events

The Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia invaded Austria The Seven Years' War: At the Battle of Rheinberg, Prussia defeated France June 23 - Seven Years' War: At the Battle of Krefeld, Prussia defeats France August 25 - Seven Years' War: The Battle of Zorndorf between Prussia and Russia ends without a decision September 25 - Seven Years' War: The Battle of Tornow between Prussia and Sweden ends without a decision October 14 - Seven Years' War: At the Battle of Hochkirk, the Prussians lose most of their artillery to the Austrians, but withdraw in an orderly fashion. December 25 - Halley's comet is closest to the Sun. Carl von Linné publishes the 10th edition of his work Systema Naturae. This forms the basis of zoological nomenclature (naming) with two-part, Latin names (binomial).

Births

April 28 - James Monroe, President of the United States (d. 1831) May 6 - Maximilien de Robespierre, French revolutionary (d. 1794)

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