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Events in History

  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
  • Jan 13 Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)
  • Jan 16 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • Jan 19 Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • Jan 29 King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • Mar 9 Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
  • Mar 10 Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
  • Mar 19 Princess Louisa Anne of Wales (d. 1768)
  • Mar 23 Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
  • Mar 26 William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)
  • Apr 13 Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
  • May 15 Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • May 17 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, born in Berkeley (d. 1823)
  • Jun 19 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
  • Aug 5 Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Aug 31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • Sep 8 Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), born in Amiens, France (d. 1822)

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • Nov 3 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • May 24 Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
  • Jun 13 Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • Jun 18 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • Jul 3 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • Jul 12 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  • Aug 13 J E Schlegel, writer, dies
  • Sep 10 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • Sep 14 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (b. 1675)
  • Oct 4 Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
  • Dec 5 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • Dec 10 Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • Dec 20 Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies