Historical Events in 1751

  • Feb 16 1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
  • Feb 25 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
  • Apr 5 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
  • May 1 1st American cricket match is played
  • May 11 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America
  • Jul 29 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • Jul 31 Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses
  • Aug 24 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch

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Aug 30 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

  • Aug 31 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
  • Sep 12 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
  • Sep 13 Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance
  • Oct 20 Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
  • Dec 14 The first military academy in the world, the Theresian Military Academy, is founded in Austria
  • Dec 23 France sets plan to tax clergymen