Year 1751 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 16 1st publication of Thomas Gray's poem "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
  • Feb 25 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
  • Apr 5 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself King of Sweden
  • May 11 Pennsylvania Hospital founded by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin, in Philadelphia
  • Jul 31 Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses
  • Aug 24 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning a supposed witch
  • Aug 31 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
  • Sep 12 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
  • Sep 13 Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance
  • Oct 20 Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1751

  • Jan 20 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 25 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts, dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Henri Fran├žois d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717-50), dies at 82
  • Mar 20 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, dies at 44
  • Mar 21 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (b. 1706)

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