What Happened on October 20, 1740

Historical Events

  • Maria Theresa becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia

Famous Birthdays

  • Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Three Women), born at Castle Zuylen near Utrecht (d. 1805)
Born in 1740

Famous Deaths

Charles VICharles VI (1685-1740)

Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), dies after falling ill on a hunting trip at 55

1740 Highlights

About October 20, 1740

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 282 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra