Historical Events For 1740
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Aug 13 In the year 1740 hunger strike in Rotterdam
Aug 14 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) on this day in history.
Aug 15 On this day in history m Claudius, writer
Aug 23 On this day in history ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
Aug 26 On this day in history joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
Aug 26 In the year 1740 the birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon
Oct 08 In the year 1740 chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
Oct 08 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer on this day in history.
Oct 09 Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia on this day in history.
Oct 14 Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) in the year 1740.
Oct 17 Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia in the year 1740.
Oct 20 On this day in history belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)
Oct 20 Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies in the year 1740.
Oct 20 On this day in history maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
Oct 26 Ernest Louis Muller, composer in the year 1740.
Oct 28 In the year 1740 anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47
Oct 28 In the year 1740 ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
Oct 29 James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer in the year 1740.
Oct 29 On this day in history the birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist
Oct 31 In the year 1740 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
Nov 24 John Bacon, English sculptor in the year 1740.
Dec 13 In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
Dec 16 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on this day in history.
Dec 26 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies on this day in history.