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2nd. March Saturday
The Manchester Journal, No. 1, issued March 2. It was printed by J. Schofield and M. Turnbull (brother to the original publisher of this paper in 1736), Fountain Court, at the back of the Exchange, and was sold at their shop, Deansgate, every Saturday morning. No price is mentioned. It was discontinued in 1756.(7)

19th. March Tuesday
The passing of the Marriage Act led to the discontinuance of the solemnisation of marriage at St. Ann’s Church. The last one under the old law was celebrated March 19.(7)

20th. May Monday
The first stone of the Manchester Infirmary was laid by Mr. Miles Bower, sen., May 20. The institution was opened in 1755. Upwards of £4,000 was expended on the erection.(7)

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The “flying coach” between Manchester and London occupied four days and a half in the journey.(7)

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A school and school-house were erected and endowed by Mr Thos. Fletcher, in Levenshulme. It was rebuilt in 1824.(7)

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A remarkable phenomenon, “resembling a large ball of fire, with a tail to it, was seen hovering in the air.” It was probably a comet.(7)