Today in History for Year 1749

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 16 of 16

Jan 3rd - Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
Jan 21st - The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1754.
Feb 10th - 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
Feb 28th - 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
Apr 27th - First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.
May 2nd - Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
May 11th - British parliament accepts Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
May 19th - George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
Jun 21st - Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
Jun 21st - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
Jun 25th - General fast because of drought in MA
Jun 29th - New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
Jul 20th - Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel Jul 21st - Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
Oct 26th - Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
Nov 2nd - English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 34 of 34

Jan 12th - Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
Jan 13th - Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)
Jan 16th - Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
Jan 19th - Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
Jan 29th - King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
Feb 22nd - Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
Mar 9th - Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
Mar 10th - Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
Mar 19th - Princess Louisa Anne of Wales (d. 1768)
Mar 23rd - Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
Mar 23rd - Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
Mar 24th - Bernard Jumentier, composer
Mar 26th - William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)
Apr 13th - Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
Apr 21st - Johann Michael Malzat, composer
May 5th - Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
May 15th - Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
May 17th - Edward Jenner, England, physician, discovered vaccination
Jun 15th - George Joseph Vogler, composer
Jun 19th - Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
Jun 23rd - Konrad Back, composer
Jun 26th - Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
Aug 5th - Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
Aug 26th - Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von GoetheSocial Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Aug 28th) Aug 28th - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust), (d. 1832)
Aug 31st - Radistschew, writer
Sep 8th - Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
Sep 8th - Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)
Sep 19th - Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)
Oct 4th - Jean-Louis Duport, composer
Nov 3rd - Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
Nov 23rd - Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)
Dec 17th - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)
Dec 23rd - Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

British Admiral Samuel HoodBritish Admiral Samuel Hood (Aug 25th) Aug 25th - British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England
Oct 17th - US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley
Nov 17th - Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

Feb 7th - Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
Feb 8th - Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
May 24th - Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
Jun 13th - Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
Jun 16th - Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
Jun 18th - Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
Jul 3rd - William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
Jul 12th - Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
Aug 13th - J E Schlegel, writer, dies
Sep 10th - Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
Sep 14th - Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (b. 1675)
Oct 4th - Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
Oct 26th - Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
Nov 27th - Balthasar Schmid, composer, dies at 44
Nov 27th - Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer, dies at 59
Dec 5th - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
Dec 10th - Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
Dec 19th - Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
Dec 20th - Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies

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