Year 1749 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • Jan 16 Hoax article advertising fictitious theatrical performer "The Bottle Conjuror" drew huge crowds to the Haymarket Theatre, London, whose inevitable non-appearance caused a riot. It's alleged the Duke of Montagu perpetrated the fiasco to win a bet
  • Jan 21 Verona Philharmonic Theatre destroyed by fire. Rebuilt 1754.
  • Feb 28 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' novel "Tom Jones" published
  • May 2 Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • May 11 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, to reorganise the Royal Navy
  • May 19 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
  • Jun 21 Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
  • Jun 21 Town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded by the British - sparks Father Le Loutre's War
  • Jun 25 General fast because of drought in Massachusetts
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Historical Marriages

Historical Figures Who Died in 1749

  • Feb 8 Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • May 24 Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
  • Jun 13 Jan F van Bloemen [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • Jun 18 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)

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