Historical Events in 1749

  • Jan 3 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • Jan 21 The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1754.
  • Feb 28 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published

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Apr 27 First performance of George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.

  • May 2 Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • May 11 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, which reorganised the Royal Navy
  • May 19 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
  • Jun 21 Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
  • Jun 21 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded
  • Jun 25 General fast because of drought in MA
  • Jun 29 New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
  • Jul 20 Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • Jul 21 Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
  • Oct 26 Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
  • Nov 2 English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post