On This Day

What Happened in 1737

Historical Events

  • Aug 18 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
  • Oct 7 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake reported to have killed 300,000 and destroyed half of Calcutta in India. Now thought to have been an exaggerated account of a hurricane which claimed 3,000 of the city's estimated 20,000 residents. [1]
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Famous People Who Died in 1737

  • Jan 29 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
  • Feb 3 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • Feb 14 Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
  • Feb 28 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 63

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