What Happened in 1749

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • Jan 21 Verona Philharmonic Theatre destroyed by fire. Rebuilt 1754.
  • Feb 28 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' novel "Tom Jones" published
  • Apr 27 First performance of George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.
  • 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
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Famous People in 1749

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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • 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)
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