Historical Events for Year 1749
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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 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