What Happened in 1750

Significant Events

  • 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
    • Jul 11 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.
    • Aug 7 Slave uprising on Curacao

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

World Leaders in 1750

Famous People in 1750

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