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October 1739 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
  • Oct 19 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]

Declaration of War

Oct 23 War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain

  • Oct 30 Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkins' Ear [NS=Oct 19]

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 30 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 18 Antônio José da Silva, Brazilian-born dramatist (b. 1705)