Historical Events in 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 28th 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published

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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"
  • 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