Historical Events In 1740
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Aug 13 On this day in history hunger strike in Rotterdam
Aug 14 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) on this day in history.
Aug 15 M Claudius, writer in the year 1740.
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 The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon in the year 1740.
Oct 08 Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia in the year 1740.
Oct 08 On this day in history michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
Oct 09 Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia on this day in history.
Oct 14 On this day in history joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)
Oct 17 In the year 1740 ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
Oct 20 Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women) in the year 1740.
Oct 20 On this day in history karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies
Oct 20 On this day in history maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
Oct 26 In the year 1740 ernest Louis Muller, composer
Oct 28 Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47 on this day in history.
Oct 28 Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17] on this day in history.
Oct 29 James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer in the year 1740.
Oct 29 The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist in the year 1740.
Oct 31 In the year 1740 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
Nov 24 On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor
Dec 13 On this day in history franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
Dec 16 In the year 1740 prussian Libya falls to Silezie
Dec 26 On this day in history mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies