On This Day

What Happened in 1750

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • Feb 8 Minor earthquake in London
  • Mar 5 1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC
  • Apr 11 Jack Slack retains Champion of England boxing title, beats Frenchman Jean Petit in 7 rounds in Harlston, England; acknowledged as first international prize fight
  • May 2 Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua
  • May 17 -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem
  • May 23 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo" premieres in Mantua
  • Jul 5 Slave revolt on Curacao
  • Aug 7 Slave uprising on Curacao
  • Sep 5 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • More Historical Events

1750 in Sport

  • Apr 11 Jack Slack retains Champion of England boxing title, beats Frenchman Jean Petit in 7 rounds in Harlston, England; acknowledged as first international prize fight

Famous People in 1750

World Leaders in 1750

Famous Weddings