Events in History in 1733

  • Jan 13 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jan 18 1st polar bear exhibited in America in Boston
  • Feb 12 Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
  • May 12 Maria Theresa crowned Queen of Bohemia in Prague
  • May 17 Great Britain passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
  • May 29 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld in Quebec City
  • Jul 30 Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
  • Sep 12 Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
  • Sep 15 King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
  • Sep 22 Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig
  • Sep 26 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

Declaration of War

Oct 10 France declares war on emperor Charles VI

  • Nov 7 France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)