On This Day

Historical Events in 1750

  • Jan 3 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • Feb 8 Minor earthquake in London

Historic Event

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
  • Oct 5 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Teatro Comico" premieres in Venice
  • Nov 11 The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.
  • Dec 1 First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland