Here are some one liners...
What Caused the French and Indian War? -- Peace. Also George Washington fought the French in the French and Indian War.
Captain Bligh and Mutiny on the Bounty -- Yes. He was real. The ship was real and Mr Christian was real.
Other Important Births -- Marie Antoinette, Louis the 16th and Thomas Bowdler whose name means censorship.
What Caused the French and Indian War?Peace. All Fredrick the Great wants is peace. (For a little while.) In a fit of despair, the Holy Roman Empress conceded Lower Silesia to him and with her concession, troops of the alliances on both sides could focus on other battle fronts. In the last few years, French troops have encroached upon the British-American colonies. They have invaded along three fronts: 1. in Nova Scotia, 2. in New England and 3. down the Ohio River Valley. Currently, Britain is not paying much attention to these skirmishes, but by next year, the situation will fly out of control. The coming war will be wide-ranging and have many names including the Seven Years' War (in English-speaking Canada), the War of the Conquest (in French-speaking Canada), and the French and Indian War (in the British-American colonies). The war will extend to Europe, Africa and Asia with each having their own war names. This is a world war, no matter what name you put on it.  
Captain Bligh and Mutiny on the BountyWilliam Bligh is born this year in England. He will eventually grow up to captain the HMS Bounty in 1787. On a voyage to transplant Tahitian breadfruits to the West Indies, his crew will become a little too familiar with the Tahitian girls. The sexual practices of the Tahitian natives can be quite disarming to the average British sailor, and discipline will break down. The captain will attempt to reassert discipline in what will seem to the modern person as cruel and unusual punishment. This will become a source of discontent amongst his crew. Lieutenant Fletcher Christian will lead the crew in a mutiny, put the captain and his supporters into a launch and set them adrift. They will find land, and Captain Bligh will sail the launch back to England (Wow!) where he will charge Fletcher Christian and the others with mutiny. The British navy will send out a ship to round up the mutineers. Of those captured, 4 will be acquitted, 3 pardoned and 3 hanged. Only one other mutineer will ever be found but Lieutenant Christian will be murdered by his companions on an island far from home some time before 1808. 
Other Important Births
- Marie Antoinette. She will be Queen Consort of France. It is doubtful she ever said "Let them eat cake," but French law placed price controls on bread so that if bread was not available then bakers were to sell cake at the lower price. I suppose the French aristocrats "lost their head" on that one. Eh? 
- Thomas Bowdler. "Bowdlerize" means censorship. He will publish an edition of Shakespeare with all the naughty parts removed. He will become the model the early television censorship boards.