Historical Events For 1740
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Aug 13 Hunger strike in Rotterdam on this day in history.
Aug 14 In the year 1740 pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
Aug 15 M Claudius, writer in the year 1740.
Aug 23 In the year 1740 ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
Aug 26 In the year 1740 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 Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia in the year 1740.
Oct 08 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer in the year 1740.
Oct 09 On this day in history neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
Oct 14 Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) in the year 1740.
Oct 17 On this day in history ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
Oct 20 In the year 1740 belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)
Oct 20 In the year 1740 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 in the year 1740.
Oct 28 In the year 1740 ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
Oct 29 In the year 1740 james Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer
Oct 29 The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist in the year 1740.
Oct 31 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.
Nov 24 John Bacon, English sculptor in the year 1740.
Dec 13 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer in the year 1740.
Dec 16 On this day in history prussian Libya falls to Silezie
Dec 26 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies on this day in history.