What Happened in 1735

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Historical Events

  • Feb 8 First opera in North American colonies "Flora" opens in Charleston, SC
  • Feb 18 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, SC
  • Mar 10 An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
  • Mar 13 1st US Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany
  • Jul 11 Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979.
  • Aug 4 Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)
  • Aug 18 Evening Post begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
  • Sep 22 Robert Walpole becomes the first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street
  • Oct 3 France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
  • Nov 30 States of Holland forbid Free Masonry

Did You Know?

Robert Walpole becomes the first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street

On September 22, 1735


World Leaders in 1735

Famous People in 1735

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 9 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
  • Jan 12 John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)
  • Feb 24 Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 27 John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies
  • Mar 10 Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E Indies, dies at about 46
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