On This Day

1735 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 10 An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku
  • Mar 13 1st US Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany
  • Jul 11 Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant 'planet' from the Sun for the last time before 1979
  • Aug 4 Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)
  • Aug 18 Evening Post begins publishing (Boston, Mass)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Robert Walpole becomes the first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • Oct 3 France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
  • Nov 30 States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
  • Dec 6 First recorded appendectomy performed by Claudius Amyand at St George's Hospital in London

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPaul Revere

Jan 1 Paul Revere, American silversmith and patriot who alerted the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1818)

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere
  • Jan 8 John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop, born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (d. 1815)
  • Feb 9 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
  • Mar 20 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)
  • Apr 13 Isaac Low, American delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Piscataway, Province of New Jersey, British America (d. 1791)
  • May 1 Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, Dutch naval officer and founder of Dutch Marines Corp, born in Doesburg, Netherlands (d. 1819)
  • May 8 Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter, born in London (d. 1811)
  • May 23 Charles Joseph, 7th Prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal and author, born in Brussels (d. 1814)
  • Jun 10 John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army and co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1789)
  • Sep 7 Thomas Coutts, Anglo-Scottish banker (Coutts & Co.), born in Ediburgh (d. 1822)
  • Sep 14 Robert Raikes, British philanthropist and Sunday school pioneer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1811)

Person of interestAugustus FitzRoy

Sep 28 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1811)

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • Oct 25 James Beattie, Scottish poet and philosopher (Essay on Truth), born in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1803)

Person of interestJohn Adams

Oct 30 John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Nov 10 Granville Sharp, English abolitionist, born in Durham, England (d. 1813)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 9 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
  • Jan 13 Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen consort of Sardinia, dies at 28
  • Feb 27 John Arbuthnot, Scottish mathematician and writer (Scriblerus Club), dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E Indies, dies at about 46
  • Apr 5 William Derham, English clergyman, natural theologian and scientist, dies at 77
  • Apr 5 Samuel Wesley, English poet (b. 1662)
  • Apr 8 Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nobleman and leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg, dies at 59
  • Jun 10 Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
  • Sep 18 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51
  • Sep 27 Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (b. 1705)
  • Oct 8 Yongzheng, 4th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, dies at 56
  • Dec 14 Thomas Tanner, English bishop & antiquarian (b. 1674)