On This Day

Historical Events in 1738

  • Mar 28 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

Music Premiere

Apr 15 Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel

  • Apr 18 Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid
  • May 9 Britain sends fleet to the Mediterranean Sea & West Indies

Historic Event

May 24 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day

  • May 25 A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
  • May 27 Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov in eastern Europe
  • Jul 20 North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La VĂ©rendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan

Historic Event

Aug 2 France offers Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI mediation in his war against Turkey

Historic Publication

Sep 26 Scottish philosopher David Hume enters into a contract to publish the first two volumes of his seminal work "A Treatise of Human Nature" with John Noon in London

  • Nov 18 France & Austria sign peace treaty
  • Dec 9 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia