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Historical Events in 1737

  • Feb 20 French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

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Mar 12 Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
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Galileo Galilei
  • Apr 4 Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor
  • Jul 18 Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
  • Jul 31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • Aug 18 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
  • Sep 17 Georg-August University opens in Göttingen
  • Sep 20 Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony
  • Oct 7 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India
  • Nov 4 The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, inaugurated.