On This Day

1750 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC

  • 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
  • Jul 11 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (d. 1801)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1823)
  • Jan 24 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician, patriot, and journalist
  • Jan 31 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • Feb 28 Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
  • Mar 5 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • Mar 16 Caroline Herschel, German astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
  • Mar 28 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • Apr 17 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure, born in Saffais, France (d. 1828)
  • Apr 24 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1840)
  • May 2 John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, born in London (d. 1780)
  • May 20 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
  • Jun 21 Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist, born in Le Havre, France (d. 1818)
  • Jun 23 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
  • Jul 25 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1806)
  • Jul 28 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • Aug 24 Letizia Ramolino, Italian noble and mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, born in Ajaccio, France (d. 1836)
  • Sep 5 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scottish poems), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1774)
  • Sep 18 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), born in La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands of Spain (d. 1791)
  • Sep 26 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (d. 1810)
  • Oct 31 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, born in São Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1839)
  • Nov 7 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, born in Bad Bramstedt, Germany (d. 1819)
  • Nov 20 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, born in Devanahalli, Bangalore, India (d. 1799)
  • Dec 23 Frederik Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27) last Elector of Saxony, (d. 1827)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Statesman George Mason (24) weds Ann Eilbeck (16)

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason

Deaths in History

  • Jan 16 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal, dies at 82
  • Jan 22 Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
  • Jan 26 Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)
  • Feb 8 Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)
  • Mar 7 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52
  • May 3 John Willison, Scottish minister and writer (b. 1680)
  • May 28 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
  • Jun 15 Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684)
  • Jul 15 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 John V, King of Portugal (1706-50), dies at 60
  • Aug 12 Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of sovereign Johan von de Pfalz, dies
  • Nov 1 Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
  • Nov 20 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch Christian theologist, dies at 50
  • Dec 1 Doppelmayr, mathematician