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Historical Events Happened In 1740

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Aug 13   Hunger strike in Rotterdam on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)  

Aug 15   M Claudius, writer on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon on this day in history.  

Oct 08   On this day in history chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia  

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   On this day in history ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia  

Oct 20   On this day in history belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)  

Oct 20   On this day in history karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies  

Oct 20   Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Ernest Louis Muller, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   On this day in history ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]  

Oct 29   James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history the birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist  

Oct 31   William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor  

Dec 13   Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 16   Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on this day in history.  

Dec 26   On this day in history mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1740

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 03   Guillaume Lasceux, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 07   On this day in history birth of adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP  

Feb 12   Matej Sojka, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Ernst Eichner, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history birth of giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)  

Mar 19   Johann Georg Roser, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1740

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72  

Jan 27   Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85  

Feb 29   On this day in history death of pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)  

Apr 23   Thomas Tickell, poet, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699) died on this day in history.