On This Day

Historical Events in October 1740

  • Oct 8 Chinese assault on Diestpoort, Batavia
  • Oct 9 Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

Historic Event

Oct 12 English evangelist George Whitefield preaches to 30,000 people in Boston in the US during the 'Great Awakening'

  • Oct 17 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia
  • Oct 20 Maria Theresa becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
  • Oct 28 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]