On This Day

What Happened in 1733

Historical Events

  • Jan 13 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jan 18 1st polar bear exhibited in America in Boston
  • Feb 12 Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
  • May 6 First international boxing match: Local fighter Bob Whittaker beats “The Venetian Gondolier”, Tito di Carni at James Figg's academy amphitheatre in Marylebone, London
  • May 12 Maria Theresa crowned Queen of Bohemia in Prague
  • May 17 Great Britain passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
  • May 29 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld in Quebec City
  • Jul 30 Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
  • Sep 12 Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
  • Sep 15 King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
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Famous Weddings

  • Jun 12 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Famous People Who Died in 1733

  • Jan 25 Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
  • Jan 25 Gilbert Heathcote, Mayor of London (b. 1652)
  • Feb 1 August II, the Strong, King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62
  • Feb 26 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, dies at 46
  • Mar 4 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander, dies at 76

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