Events in History in 1737

  • Feb 20 French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

Event of Interest

Mar 12 Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

  • Apr 4 Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor

Event of Interest

Jun 30 British Commissioners of Longitude grant self-taught clockmaker John Harrison £500 after the successful trial of his first longitude clock [1]

  • Jul 18 Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
  • Jul 31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • Aug 18 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
  • Sep 17 Georg-August University opens in Göttingen
  • Sep 20 Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony
  • Oct 7 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake reported to have killed 300,000 and destroyed half of Calcutta in India. Now thought to have been an exaggerated account of a hurricane which claimed 3,000 of the city's estimated 20,000 residents. [1]
  • Nov 4 The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples is inaugurated